St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations around New Orleans

The Irish Channel always plays host to two St. Pat's celebrations.

New Orleans goes green for a couple of weeks to honor St. Patrick’s Day. Here is a list of St. Patty’s Day festivites you can enjoy around the area.

Saturday, March 11

Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 12:30 p.m., Jefferson Avenue & Tchopitoulas Street

Get ready to catch everything you need to make an Irish Stew as the Irish Channel parade rolls Uptown on Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club will hold its annual Mass at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, followed by the parade. Green beads, flowers, cabbages, potatoes, garlic and more are all part of the throws to catch. See the parade route below.

Parasol’s Block Party Celebration – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2533 Constance Street

Get your party started here before heading to the Irish Channel Parade with music, green beer and plenty of unexpected surprises. Enjoy the fun at the St. Patty hot spot from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party – 11 a.m. – until, 2604 Magazine Street

Expect green beer….lots of green beer, corned beef and plenty of fun. After you hit the Irish Channel Parade, this day party at Tracey’s will carry you through the night.

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Sunday, March 12

St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Metairie Road – noon, Archbishop Rummel High School

If you didn’t catch enough at Saturday’s Irish Channel parade, then head to Metairie on Sunday for more St. Patty Day festivities. The parade starts at noon in front of Rummel High School. See the parade route below.

Friday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

Parasol’s Block Party Celebration – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2533 Constance Street

Parasol’s gears up again on St. Patrick’s Day for an encore block party in the Irish Channel. Get the party started here early with music, green beer and plenty of unexpected surprises. Enjoy the fun at the St. Patty hot spot from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Irish Channel St. Partick’s Day Club Block Party – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1500 block of Chippewa

Hit up this block party in Annunciation Square. Stop by for Irish music, food, drinks and dancers. Proceeds will benefit St. Michael’s Special School.

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Finn McCool’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., 3701 Banks Street

If you’re over in Mid-City, kick off your St. Patrick’s Day at Finn McCool’s annual block party. The pub pulls out all the stops for its favorite holiday. Stop by for Irish Breakfast Baps, live music, karaoke, the annual Irish Olympics and more Celtic-inspired festivities. The pub is also accepting submissions for a Limerick writing contest (enter at finnmccoolsnola@gmail.com) until March 10. Prizes include gift certificates and swag.

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Tracey’s St. Paddy’s Day Party – 11 a.m. – until, 2604 Magazine Street

The green beer keeps flowing on St. Patrick’s Day at Tracey’s. Hit up this popular party spot wearing your green for a good time. This day party at Tracey’s will carry you through the night.

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2017 at Pat O’Brien’s – 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., 718 St. Peter Street

Pre-game at Pat O-Brien’s before heading to the parades downtown. Hop on some drink specials at the bar’s annual celebration, and grab a hurricane before heading out.

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Downtown Irish Club Parade – 6 p.m., Starts at corner of Burgundy & Piety Streets

This annual St. Patrick’s Day parade rolls downtown starting in the Bywater and make several “pit stops” on its way to Bourbon Street. See parade route below.

Molly’s at the Market & Jim Monaghan’s Parade – 6 p.m., 1107 Decatur Street

Catch this annual throwdown in the French Quarter led by riders in carriages and marching groups. See parade route below.

Sunday, March 19

Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade – noon, Veterans Memorial Boulevard

Break out your green again for the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade rolling in Metairie along the traditional Veterans route. See the parade route below.

Saturday, April 1

St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade – noon, Starts at W. Judge Perez Drive near Jean Lafitte Parkway

Celebrate St. Patty’s Down in “Da Parish” with the St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Community Parade & Marching Club where more than 1,500 members get ready to toss 300,000 pounds of produce. See the parade route below.

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