This year’s theme is –A tribute to the Irish Workers of America
San Francisco, CA – The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 163rd Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade, will take place on Saturday, March 15th at 11:30am. The Parade will start at the corner of Market and Second Streets where over a hundred colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza. Building on the success of the last several years, the organizers of the Parade are expecting another memorable event.
The United Irish Societies is pleased to announce and Dan and Margaret McAuliffe as the Parade Grand Marshals. “The lives of our Grand Marshals embody the ideals of our theme,” said Diarmuid Philpott, President of the United Irish Societies “The McAuliffe’s have given much back to the Irish community here in the Bay Area over the years”, continued Philpott.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will showcase San Francisco’s Irish community, culture and character in all its forms. In recent years the St. Patrick’s Day Parade has regained its status as one of the biggest parades in our State. Featured groups from throughout the Bay Area’s Irish community include schools, youth organizations, labor unions, cultural groups, as well as the San Francisco Fire and Police Departments. In addition, many of our local political leaders proudly march up Market Street.
Over 4 million Californians are of Irish heritage and the Bay Area is home to about 1 million. “The Irish have always been a great part of our wonderful City, and we are rightly proud of our many contributions to the fabric of life here” commented Philpott.
Exhibitors and Sponsors include: Aer Lingus, BART, The United Irish Societies of San Francisco, Crossroads Irish-American Festival, The San Francisco Examiner and more.
The San Francisco Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a great day out for everyone, Irish or otherwise. It is a time to celebrate and participate in the City’s Irish culture. So mark your calendars for March 15th and celebrate with us. The Parade starts at 11:30am on the corner of Market and Second Street. For more information please visit http://www.uissf.org
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About the United Irish Societies of San Francisco (UISF)
The United Irish Societies of San Francisco, Inc., consists of various member Irish Societies, which are represented in this organization by delegates.
The purpose of the United Irish Societies of San Francisco is to preserve and perpetuate the democratic principles of the Irish people, and of those for the freedom of Ireland and of the United States of America; to enlist the goodwill and cooperation of our fellow citizens in support of such democratic principles; and to coordinate the functions of member societies through the maintenance of a master calendar of events. This Organization is exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and athletic purposes. Visit http://www.uissf.org
for more information.