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The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District is looking to show you how to have the most fun in the Downtown Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The parade is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. A map of the parade route is available on the event website, www.harrisburgstpatricksdayparade.com.

The parade will start on the Market Street Bridge, turning on Second Street, where it will continue until turning left on North Street and traveling along Front Street until it meets up again on the Market Street Bridge.

The parade will feature an assortment of entertainment, with an authentic Irish pipe and drum band, fan-favorite fire trucks, adorable animals, festive floats, famous characters, Irish dance groups, local bands, and much more.

“We are pleased to be hosting this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and are excited to show off more of our downtown business community. We invite you and your family to join us for a great day downtown,” said Todd Vander Woude, Executive Director of the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District.

Special thanks go to this year’s parade sponsors: Cargill, Ace Distributing, Explore Harrisburg, Renewal by Andersen, JB Lovedraft’s MicroPub, Nocturnal, Bourbon Street Saloon, Arooga’s, Ross Productions, Park Harrisburg, and Fleet Feet.

As a reminder, the Lucky Charm 4-Mile Race will be occurring just before the parade. Starting at noon, the run will open up the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in downtown Harrisburg. Those interested can sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Harrisburg/LuckyCharm5k10k. Awards for various age groups will be given starting at 1 p.m.

Free metered street parking is available for four hours on Saturday by downloading the Parkmobile app using the code “LUVHBG” at checkout. Additionally, the Market Square parking garage (on Second and Chestnut streets) will be offering $10 event parking all day. Free parking is also available after 5 p.m. in the downtown district.

For more information, please contact Sydney Musser at [email protected]. Street closures will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the event date. Participating groups are listed on the event website, www.harrisburgstpatricksdayparade.com. For those interested in joining, registration forms are also available on the website. We hope to see you there!


Contact: Sydney Musser (717) 236-9762, ext. 103