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.

Volunteer

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!

Thank you to 2020 volunteers the Old Pueblo Lightning Women's Rugby!

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

4PM - Maguire Academy of Irish Dance

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!

2020 Committee

John Murphy - President                             

Robin McArdle - Past President                          

Catherine "EC" Harris - Vice President, Entertainment Chair

Brandi Haga-Blackman - Treasurer

Trish Muir - Secretary               

Jenn Garcia- Festival Chair & Parade Chair

Squirrel Rippley- Marketing

Huna Hammond - Logistical Production

Jackson Rutherford - Festival

Lindsay Grissom - Festival

Greg Harris - Assistant Leprechaun

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