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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.

Festival Schedule 2023

Check back later for the 2023 festival schedule. 


Volunteers are needed to assist with parade marshaling and

various activities at the festival. If you are interested in 

volunteering please contact us and thank you for your interest!


Parking can be found at multiple parking garages and lots in downtown. For a list of parking please visit Park Tucson

36th Annual Parade & Festival

The 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival brings the Irish spirit to Tucson in 2023!

​The St. Patrick’s Day Festival opens at 10:00 a.m. in Armory Park on south 6th Avenue downtown, with live Irish music, dancers, entertainment, children’s game area, and food and merchandise vendors.  

​The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Stone and 17th Street,  making its way through downtown and ending at Armory Park. 

The parade features marchers including floats, military units, local dignitaries, media and entertainment personalities, and civic, cultural, and social groups. The Tucson parade has a strong history and provides a good time for the entire family!

2023 Committee

John Murphy - President                             

Robin McArdle - Past President                          

Catherine "EC" Harris - Vice President, Entertainment Chair

Brandi Haga-Blackman - Treasurer

Trish Muir - Secretary               

Jenn Garcia- Parade Chair

Squirrel Rippley- Marketing

Danielle Lips - Beer Mistress

Huna Hammond - Logistical Production

Greg Harris - Assistant Leprechaun