THIS YEAR’S FESTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED
The 2020 San Francisco Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival has been postponed. The permits for the Parade and the Festival—both scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, 2020—were canceled by the City and County of San Francisco on Friday, March 6th, 2020, as part of a series of measures designed to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
There are 3 ways to the support the St Patricks Day Parade and the other activities of the United Irish Societies.
1. Become a sponsor
2. Purchase an ad in the March supplement of the Irish Herald.
3. Make a contribution via PayPal in any amount
4. Support the parade and see the name of your organization on a banner lining the parade route
SUPPORT THIS WONDERFUL PARADE THROUGH YOUR SPONSORSHIP
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates and showcases the Irish community, culture and tradition in all its forms. The San Francisco Irish and their many friends have celebrated the birthday of the Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, in March, each year since the days of the Gold Rush of 1849.
In recent years the St. Patrick’s Day Parade has grown to attract an estimated 100,000 people. Featured groups from throughout the Bay Area’s Irish community include schools, youth organizations, labor unions, equestrian and canine clubs, cultural groups, as well as the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments. In addition, many local political leaders will proudly join in the parade and march up Market Street along with the Grand Marshals and the San Francisco Rose of Tralee .
The United Irish Societies of San Francisco, operated by an all volunteer Board with an IRS 501(c)(3) status, is dependent largely on community support to operate the Parade. By sponsoring this wonderful event, your organization will not only be supporting a San Francisco tradition beloved by all San Franciscans but also will have a unique opportunity to reach the San Francisco Bay Area market-not only on Parade Day but at all associated events.