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St. Patrick's Day Parade - CANCELED

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These Irish Week 2020 Events have been Postponed or Canceled

  • Friday, March 13, Business Breakfast, St. Patrick's Day Mass, Proclamation Lunch, St. Patrick's Landing, and Painting the Green Stripe
  • Saturday, March 14, St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, Irish Festival Seattle
  • Sunday, March 15, St. Patrick's Day Dash and Matt Talbot Dinner
  • Saturday, March 21, Irish Genealogy Seminar

The Aer Lingus Raffle Draw scheduled for March 15 has been postponed until July 19 at the Irish Community Picnic.

The decision to postpone or cancel events was taken out of an abundance of caution in an effort to ensure the well-being and safety of our members, volunteers and participants in the face of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. We believe it is better to be proactive than reactive. The decision comes following recommendations from City of Seattle and King County health professionals to avoid unnecessarily bringing large groups of people together. They stress that reducing the amount of face-to-face contact between people helps reduce the spread of infectious disease.

We are keeping open the possibility of re-scheduling some of the events once the health emergency has passed.

To receive accurate information from health professionals on the best way to fight the virus, follow the Public Health news and blog updates at

Please do note, however, that St. Patrick's Day is not canceled! We hope that you will still don some green on March 17 and celebrate the day with family and friends in a way that's safe for everyone, whether in your favorite Irish pub or at home. Five Farms Irish Cream can maybe help in that situation, or celebrate by taking advantage of reduced fares being offered by Aer Lingus!

All welcome for this Irish Week event: Seattle's St. Patrick's Day Parade! At 12:20 pm, the Irish flag is raised in front of the King County Administration Building, followed by trumpeters playing the Irish and US National Anthems. Then at 12:30 pm, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshals and the Honorary Parade Grand Marshal lead Seattle’s 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up 4th Avenue, traveling north from James Street to the reviewing stand at Westlake Park. From there participants are invited to travel for free via the Monorail to the Seattle Center for closing ceremonies at 2:30 pm during the Irish Festival in the Armory.

PARADE ROUTE starts on 4th Ave at James Street and ends at Westlake Park (on 4th Ave at Pine)

Photo by Jal Shrof

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