Frequently Asked Parade Questions - Parade FAQs!


What time does the St Pat's parade start?   10am CST sharp

How long do you expect the parade to last?  You can expect 2 - 3 hours from wherever you are standing to watch it.

Will there be port-a-potties available along the route?  Yes, portable toilet information is posted on our site here.

Will anyone televise the parade?   Yes, WBRZ TV has carried it live the last few years. You may still be able to see it on our site, click here.

We are having a party. Will my friends be able to get to my house?  Yes, but they will need to get there early. We ask that residents create an invitation with their name and address on it so it can be shown to officers in case the streets are closed off.  It should have your street address on it.

What time do the streets close?  This depends on which streets you are referring to. We learned in 2019, that this is made by the local authorities in the days leading up to the parade and race. Please visit our Facebook page (/irishparade) and watch local news reports in the days preceding.

Where is the best place to watch the parade?  That depends on your age and if you have children. Perkins Road after the overpass is all public as is the BREC park area.

Is there disabled access?  We have not been able to secure an area for disabled as of yet.

Is there parking available? Parking is a rarity in the area. Do not park on private property or commercial property unless you have written permission. .

Do you have any VIP or reserved seating for the parade?  No. We encourage you to bring your chairs, arrive early, and stake out a great place along the route.

I am a vendor and would like to sell things along the route, how do I do that?  We do not allow vending along the route. If you have specific concerns email us


Frequently Asked Shamrock Run Questions

What time does The Shamrock Run start?  Race start time is 8am

Where will the 5K Run occur? Please visit our run page to see the route map. It starts at Moreau Physical Therapy on Perkins Road.