The Hibernian Society Presents

2015 St. Patrick's Day Celebrations:

- Poetry Night ... February 28

- Parade and Siamsa ... March 14

"going Green"

Is the theme for this year’s observance of the annual festivities celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. Salt Lake City should be awash with our favorite color. 

The Parade is March 14

at 10 a.m., and the route will be the same as last year, through the Gateway Center. The march begins on 400 West, at 200 North, and runs south through the Gateway to 200 South.  All families, particularly those with Irish surnames, are asked to please submit an entry form. Information for parade participants is at the "Parade Entry" link at right. 

Take TRAX to the Parade and Siamsa to avoid parking hassles.

 2007_St_Pats_parade_horse_webThe SIAMSA is right after the Parade

This year's Siamsa will be held on the campus of Holy Trinity Cathedral, one block north of the parade route, on 300 West. The name comes from the Irish language, meaning "celebration." Plan on attending this unique event, and join us for a 'warm one' or perhaps even a 'cool one.' Featuring Irish food, Irish beverages and uniquely Irish entertainment such as songfests, traditional music from local musicians and the best Irish dancing from Utah's award winning Irish dance schools. Doors for the Siamsa open at 11 a.m. 


Night with the Irish Poets is February 28

in downtown Salt Lake City at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 East 100 South.  Doors for the evening of Irish poetry and song open at 6:30 pm with the program beginning at 7 pm.  This year's Poetry Night, Best-Loved Irish Poems, will feature Hibernian Society members reciting their favorite work by Irish and Irish-American poets.  We can't think of a better way to get the season started than with everyone doing their party pieces to the backdrop of traditional music. Some call it the highlight of Utah's St. Patrick's Day celebrations.  Be sure to bring a can of food for St. Mark's food pantry.  You can read more about this year's poetry night here.

Looking for a parade entry form?


Information for participants in the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade can be found at the "Parade Entry" link at right. You can apply online, or download entry forms and instructions. The page includes information on the 2015 parade theme, fee schedule, and instructions for filling out and returning the entry form.