Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On behalf of the Hibernian Society of Utah, we welcome you to the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade & if this is not your first time, welcome back.


If you have multiple people in your entry, please appoint just one member of your group to go to the Registration Table at the intersection of 400 West and 200 North as soon as possible to receive your entry placard. The Parade Marshals will direct each entry to their lineup spot in the marshaling area.  Promptly at 10:00 am, the Parade will proceed with elegant precision down 400 West, and turn West onto 50 North and then turn South onto Gateway Road (Rio Grande Ave). The Parade will march the length of the Gateway, a distance of approximately 9/10 of one mile. The line of march will terminate at the south end of the Gateway. As a reminder, no items may be handed out or thrown to spectators along the line of march. (See Page 6 of entry form)

All parade entries, will stage between 200-400 North on 400 West according to number.  A map showing the location of your unit’s gathering place will be available here on the website midweek.  Please share this with entry members so they’ll know where to find you.

Due to construction, parking is scarce. We recommend approaching the parade staging area from the north.  Park vehicles that won’t be in the parade, in Gateway or in the parking lot at the northeast corner of North Temple and 400 West.  At the end of the march, parade vehicles may return to the staging area by 600 West.

This year’s post-parade Siamsa (pronounced Sheem-su) of Irish music, food and dance, will begin at approximately 10:45 am in the Grand Ballroom of the Union Pacific Station, at the north end of The Gateway.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Meghan Gibson, Parade Coordinator at or 801-467-6268.


2017 Parade Application

Find out more about the 2017 parade application. Also if you are interested in becoming a parade sponsor check here for details.

History of the Parade and the Utah Hibernian Society:

Learn some fun interesting facts about the beginnings of the parade here in Utah.

March 18, St. Patrick’s Day — Parade

March 18, 2017 Salt Lake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Join the Hibernian Society of Utah for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as we celebrate “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes in America”. Come & celebrate the acceptance, diversity & tradition our Irish ancestors in America Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m., through The Gateway. Don’t forget to follow up with a taste of live Irish music, dance & cuisine at the Siamsa, located in the Grand Ballroom of the Union Pacific Station, in the north end of The Gateway.

March 18, St. Patrick’s Day – Siamsa

Everyone is invited to attend the SIAMSA, a family event, which begins at approximately 10:45 am in the Grand Ballroom of the Union Pacific Station, north side of Gateway. The name comes from the Irish language, meaning “celebration”. To help enhance your party mood, plan on attending this unique post-parade event where one can enjoy live Irish music, dance as well as some delicious Irish cuisine, as well as joining us for a ‘warm one’ or perhaps even a ‘cool one’. Join us for this most Irish of celebrations!