When is St. Patrick's Day? - St. Patrick's Day is March 17th, although many parades and festivals take place during the weekends before and after the actual date, especially when the date falls on a weekday.
St. Patrick's Day 2013 Highlights:
Arkansas St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
- The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Hot Springs, Arkansas
Always held on March 17th, this quirky parade follows a 98-foot long route along historic Bridge Street. The parade, which lasts about one hour is followed by a street dance and entertainment. Pre-parade festivities include a Blarney Stone Kissing Contest and the Measuring of the parade route. Also see: St. Patrick's Day in Little Rock.
- Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2013 (Parade Day) - Savannah, Georgia
The St. Patrick's Day celebration in Savannah in the city's largest annual celebration and the second largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the United States. Likened by some to a Mardi Gras celebration, the spirited St. Patrick's Day festivities in Savannah go on for several days leading up to parade day, attracting roughly 400,000 Irish and honorary Irish visitors each year. Photos of St. Patrick's Day in Savannah
- Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Atlanta, Georgia
This Atlanta tradition, which began over 150 years ago, features over 200 units including floats, bands, military units, Irish dancers, horses, antique cars and more. The parade ends at Underground Atlanta with food, music, dancing and free entertainment. More Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Events from About.com's Atlanta City Guide.
- Shamrock City
Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Rock City's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration features Irish-themed fun for all ages with live Irish music, Irish jig lessons, Irish food, specialty beer, costumed characters and flowing green water from the High Falls.
- Louisville St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky
This annual St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place year from the intersection of E. Broadway and Baxter Avenue to Mid-City Mall, featuring more than 120 parade units.
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Charlotte, North Carolina
The Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival offers fun for all ages. The parade steps off at 11 A.M. at Tryon and 9th street in uptown Charlotte and marches South on Tryon and 3rd Streets, featuring local bagpipe bands, Irish dancers, floats and more. The festival, located on S. Tryon St. between 1st and 3rd Streets, features Irish music, dancers, bagpipers, food and plenty of beverages. Festival hours are 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
- Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Featuring more than 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, clowns, amusement rides and other family-friendly activities, as well as three stages of entertainment including Irish music, a beer garden and much more this St. Patrick's Festival offers fun for all ages.
- Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Raleigh, North Carolina
The Annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival begins at 12 noon, featuring marchers, floats, pipe and drum bands, horses, dancers and more. The Raleigh parade has grown to become the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Southeast. Following the parade, the Wearin' O' the Green Festival takes place in Moore Square, offering entertainment, vendor booths, children's games and fun for all ages.
- Downtown Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Enjoy authentic Irish food and beverages, free musical performances, a Kidz Zone, games, contests and more throughout this annual celebration on Ocean Boulevard between 8th Avenue North and 9th Avenue North.
- North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This one-day St. Patrick's Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a parade along Main Street. Following the parade, a street festival continues throughout the day until 4 p.m., offering musical entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food vendors and rides and games for kids.
- Wearin' of the Green Irish Day Parade and Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Erin, Tennessee
The small historic rural valley community of Erin, located west of Nashville at the foot of Tennessee Ridge, celebrates large for St. Patrick's Day with parades, an arts and crafts festival, a carnival and much more.
- St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Beale Street
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Memphis, Tennessee
The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade features marching bands, carnival floats, goats on a leash (What?), vintage cars and more. More Memphis St. Patrick's Day Events from About.com's Memphis City Guide.
- St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Nashville
March, 2013 - Nashville, Tennessee
About.com's Nashville City Guide provides information about several places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in and around Nashville.
- St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade in Old Town Alexandria
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria gets a jump on St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a fun-filled day of events, including a classic Car Competition, the popular Fun Dog Show and the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along King Street.
- Norfolk St. Patrick's Day Parade and After Parade Party
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Norfolk, Virginia
This fun-filled Irish parade steps off at 10 a.m. and features marching bands, clowns, floats and more. Following the parade, the After the Parade Party celebrates with live musical entertainment, food, and fun.
- Shamrock the Block in Richmond
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Richmond, Virginia
Richmond's first outdoor festival of the season wants to put the rock back into your shamrocks in celebration of St. Patrick's Day with music, crafts, food and fun for all.
- St. Patrick 101
Visit About.com's Guide to Ireland Travel for great information about St. Patrick and St. Patrick's Day traditions and celebrations in Ireland and around the world.
- More USA St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
Visit About.com's Guide to United States Travel for highlights of St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the USA.