The Best Way to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day


There are many Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in the bay area, but only one has been a staple of the community for over one-hundred-and-fifty years. This holiday weekend, why not travel into the city for San Francisco’s famous Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival!

Now in its one-hundred-and-sixty-seventh year, the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade is an event the bay area looks forward to every year. This year, both are bigger than ever! The festival begins at 10:00 AM and cannot be contained in one location! The event will take place at both Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street from Polk to Larkin Street. The festival will feature live entertainment from Irish entertainers, traditional food and drink, as well as activities and crafts for children. An hour after the festival begins, the parade will starts at the corner of Second and Market Streets and will feature over 5,000 performers from across the country!

This year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade are not to be missed! Make a plan to attend with friends and family today! The best part of all? The event is free! The festival and parade are on regardless of the weather, so be sure to check before you attend. All locations are under an hour drive from the Solace Apartment Homes in El Sobrante, Richmond CA.