St. Patrick's Day 2023 in Pittsburgh

St. Patrick's Day 2023 in Pittsburgh

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at one of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parades in the United States.

Get ready to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland's patron saint in the 'Burgh! According to Travel + Leisure and Niche, "St. Patrick’s Day is best celebrated in Pittsburgh given that 14% of the population is Irish." In fact, WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh among the Best Places to Go for St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you're Irish or not, you'll want to join in the fun!

When & Where

This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023 beginning at 10 a.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Parade Route

The St. Patrick's Parade begins at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 11th Streets, then continues on to Grant Street, where it turns right onto the Boulevard of the Allies. From there the parade proceeds to the Reviewing Stand at Stanwix Street. It will then disburse at Commonwealth Place. 

map of the St. Patrick's Day Parade route

Parade Rules

The parade happens rain or shine, so be prepared and dress appropriately. Open containers are not allowed on the parade route and officers will be out and about, so plan your celebrations for before and after the parade. 

Getting There

Downtown Parking Options: Street parking will be heavily restricted. Visit the Parking Authority website for a list of downtown lots and garages and their rates.

Public Transit: Check the Pittsburgh Regional Transit schedules for bus and T service. More than 40 bus routes serving Downtown and the Strip District will have detours and/or temporary stop changes on the morning of the parade.

Street Closures: Pittsburgh police will announce a list of downtown street closures in the days leading up to the parade. Make sure to check them before you head out!

Fun Facts About the St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • The parade route is 1.4 miles from start to end
  • The parade typically attracts from 200,000-350,000 spectators
  • There will be more than 200 marching units, bands, and floats
  • The Pittsburgh parade is one of the largest parades in the nation
  • Western Pennsylvanians who claim Irish-American heritage are one of the largest segments of the population

Other St. Patrick's Day Events

Parade Day Mass at St. Patrick's Church in the Strip District
March 11 at 8 a.m.

Parade-goers and marchers can start their day off in the true spirit of St. Patrick with Roman Catholic Mass.

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations | Sienna Mercato
March 11 & 17

The rooftop opens at 11 a.m. at Sienna Mercato following the parade for drink specials, themed cocktails and giveaways! Then, make a return trip the following Friday for Il Tetto's St. Patrick's Day Party complete with green beat, green tea shots and more!

Kegs and Eggs | City Works
March 11 from 8-11 a.m.

Start your celebrations in Market Square for City Work's Kegs & Eggs party for a breakfast buffet and drink specials on green beer, Guinness, Bloody Marys and mimosas. Plus, dining specials of Irish favorites happening March 8-17.

Howl at the Moon
March 11 & 17

Get shamrock'd at Howl at the Moon in Downtown Pittsburgh with two great nights full of green beer, live music and specials on Lucky Charms shots, White Claw and Blarney Bombs.

Saint Paddy's Bar Crawl | South Side
March 11 & 17

Join the ultimate pub crawl with green beers and great vibes at Local bar, SkyBar, Dough Bar, Carson City Saloon, Flats on Carson and more!

Lunney's Eatery Pop-Up | DiAnoia's
March 12

For one night only, DiAnoia's famed Italian cuisine is replaced with a mouthwatering Irish menu including shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beer cheese and other classics.

St. Patty's Day with the Jig-Offs | Abjuration Brewing
March 17

A special beer release and a live band playing Irish jigs and folks music. Can you say perfect St. Patty's day evening?

Punk Rock St. Paddy's Day Party | Bottlerocket Social Hall
March 17

F*CK Yeah, Dinosaurs, City Escape Artist & Johnny and the Razorblades top this rocking evening at this iconic dive bar turned comedy and live performance venue.

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