The Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day parade is gearing up for its 38th annual Parade and Events! We host not only the biggest parade in Colorado Springs, but the flattest 5k, Funnest fun run, coolest kids scavenger hunt, our super snazzy sports expo, and so much more! Join us for this year’s events as we are back again after two years of COVID deferment! The Parade is Saturday, March 12, at 12 noon in Downtown Colorado Springs! We have all kinds of events, spread out over three weeks for you to participate in this year. Please see below to learn more and register!
The Parade is always held on a Saturday. If St. Patrick’s Day does not fall on a Saturday, the Parade is held the Saturday before St. Pat’s Day. The Parade always steps off at Noon.
The Parade route begins on the corner of Tejon Street and E. St. Vrain and continues south on Tejon Street to Vermijo. The best seats are at the St. Pat’s Grand Stands, tickets are available both online and in person. However, the whole length of Tejon provides plenty of places to watch from, just keep yourself and any wee little ones behind the chalk line!
Best place to park is in any one of the City Parking Garages or other downtown parking lots. Street Meters will be working! If you park in residential areas, please be respectful of driveways and landscaping! Illegal parking can result in tickets, fines or having your car towed!
The Parade typically lasts about 1-1/2 hours.
We’d like to see EVERYONE dressed in GREEN (or orange or white – colors of the Irish flag)! Paint a shamrock on your cheek! Add some green glitter to your hair! Have fun! But seriously, the weather in Colorado Springs can change quickly! Last year we enjoyed 70+ degrees and sunshine! We’ll probably not be as fortunate this year, so dress for Colorado weather! We suggest you layer your garments.
Food and drink are sold at numerous locations along the parade route at local restaurants and pubs and at food booths on the street. Booths will serve soft drinks, hot dogs, burgers, tamales, etc. along with beverages. In addition, there are many restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs. Alcohol is not allowed anywhere outside along the parade route.
Please contact the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Colorado Springs at (719) 635-8803 Ext 2 for information regarding parade participation as a parade entrant, or vendor. Or visit the Parade Entry page on our website for an application! Deadline for entries is February 20th, so contact us TODAY!
Please contact John O’Donnell at 719-635-8803 Ext 1 or John@ODonnell2.com. We’ll gladly take your call and personalize a Sponsor Package for you! You can also visit the Sponsors page of our website for our brochure.
Parade cancellation? As long as COVID-19 and it’s Delta Variant remain at low numbers we will have our parade in 2022! If you feel more comfortable, please wear a mask. Practicing social distancing may be difficult, however this is an out door event.