Our Mission

The purpose of the St. Patrick's Day Parade of Tucson shall be to conduct the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. The Parade, Festival, and other educational endeavors of the organization shall have the dual purpose of education and increasing awareness and involvement in the Tucson community. We will accomplish this in and through Irish songs, music, dance, language, crafts, writing, authors, history and all other arts and cultural opportunities that the organization can make available.

29th Annual Parade & Festival

Sunday, March 13, downtown Tucson will come alive with Celtic tradition as the 29th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival brings the Irish spirit to Tucson!

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival opens at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 13 at Armory Park (Military Plaza) on S. 6th Ave, in Downtown, with live Irish music, dancers, entertainment, a children’s game area, and food and merchandise vendors.  Irish organizations, ethnic and cultural tables will be set up in the park as well. Festival Schedule TBA.

The one hour Parade will begin at 11:00 A.M. at Stone and 16th Street,  making its way through Downtown and ending at Armory Park. 


This years Grand Marshal will be Tim Prendiville​!

The 2016 parade will feature marchers including floats, military units, local dignitaries, media and entertainment personalities and civic, cultural and social groups. The Tucson parade has a 29-year history and provides a good time for the entire family!

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2016 Committee

John Murphy - President                                       HUNA HAMMOND- Member

Robin McArdle - Past President                           MARK MELLUM- Member

Catherine "EC" Harris - Vice President              TRISH MUIR- Member

Steve Dunn - Secretary, Festival Chair              LESLIE ARKUS- Member      

Teresa Mellum - Treasurer

Brandi Haga-Blackman - Parade Chair