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San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration
San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration is the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi River.
San Francisco's annual parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at 2nd and Market Streets and proceeds to City Hall along Market Street. A festival in Civic Center Plaza takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the same day, which includes Irish cultural and retail booths, Irish food and beverages, Irish dancing, live music and children's activities, such as pony rides. It is sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco.