Raleigh St. Patricks Day Parade Logo


frequently asked questions

What time does the parade start?

The parade starts promptly at 10:00AM.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at any public parking deck or there is some street parking available on downtown streets not part of the parade route.  Please see Raleigh City Parking Map here.

Where does the parade start?

The Parade route starts at Hillsborough Street and Salisbury Street, west side of the State Capitol Building.

When does the parade end?

Typically, The Parade will end within one to one and a half hours, so by 11:30 the parade should be ending.

What if it rains?

The parade goes on, rain or shine!  However, we do want to keep everyone safe.  If weather is severe, we will cancel and notify everyone through all social media.

Can I bring my dog?

You may but you must follow Raleigh City Ordinances (they must be leashed and you must pick up any doggie waste).  Please be aware that the crowds will be large and there will be loud noises.

What can I do if I need a restroom?
There will be portable restrooms in the assembly area on Hillsborough Street (including accessible),  and on West Hargett St, between Fayetteville Street and Salisbury Street.