Louisville’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is This Saturday

The 51st annual event winds through the Highlands Saturday, Mar. 9

Feb 27, 2024 at 2:49 pm

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!

The 51st St. Patrick's Day Parade happens Saturday, Mar. 9, on Baxter Ave. and Bardstown Rd. Founded by the local Ancient Order of Hibernians — an organization established in 1966 around the principals of friendship, unity and Christian charity seeking to advance Irish culture—
the parade will wind through the Highlands from 3–6 p.m.

click to enlarge 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade - Lydia Schweickart
2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade

It’s the time of year to witness the allure of people dressed in their best Kelly green, drunken on green swill, and stumbling around in a public display of joy and Irish pride while celebrating the life of Saint Patrick, a man who escaped servitude to become a priest and push his religious beliefs all over the heathen people of Ireland, though maybe the conversion of pagans to Christianity is a better way to phrase it.

This is a family friendly event and you can surely expect happy families, bagpipes, tartans, candy, beads, maybe even Elvises. And, surely there will be many things green to eat, drink, or otherwise, and most definitely other Irish beer and whiskey options will be available at the bars and restaurants along Baxter.