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.
Festival Schedule 2020
8:30AM - Desert Leprechaun 5K & 1M Run/Walk
11AM -Parade begins at 17th Street & Stone Avenue
11AM - Out of Kilters
12:15PM - Festival Opening, Greetings, John Murphy & Paul Stapleton-Smith
12:30PM - Nancy McCallion & Catherine Zavala
2PM - Celtic Steps
2:30PM - Katie's Randy Cat
4:30PM - STEAM!
Make sure to stop by the bar where the Pima Area Labor Federation Local Unions will be competing for Best Bar! The Local that raises the most in sales and tips will win the title of "Legendary Local of St. Patrick's Day"!
Enjoy the kid's area with Scottish Games, face painting, inflatables and more!
33rd Annual Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 15, 2020 downtown Tucson will come alive with Celtic tradition as the 33rd 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 15 at Armory Park on south 6th Avenue, in downtown, with live Irish music, dancers, entertainment, children’s game area, and food and merchandise vendors.
The one hour Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Stone and 17th Street, making its way through downtown and ending at Armory Park.
The 2020 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 33-year history and provides a good time for the entire family!
John Murphy - President
Robin McArdle - Past President
Catherine "EC" Harris - Vice President, Entertainment Chair
Trish Muir - Secretary
Squirrel Rippley- Marketing
Huna Hammond - Logistical Production
Jackson Rutherford - Festival
Lindsay Grissom - Festival
Greg Harris - Assistant Leprechaun