Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC.

  • When & where is the 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC?
    • The 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC is on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The parade route is on Constitution Ave NW between 7th St NW & 17th St NW. 
  • Who organizes the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC?
    • The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, D.C., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the District of Columbia, founded for the sole and express purpose of organizing and producing the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. The Committee is staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers who invest many hours year-round to raise funds and manage the myriad of logistics to produce the Parade each year. A brief history of the parade can be seen on our History page: http://dcstpatsparade.com/history/ 
  • How can I register to march in the parade?
    • Any organization or person can register to march in the parade. Details on registration requirements and process can been seen on the Participants Registration page: http://dcstpatsparade.com/participants/   
  • How much does the parade cost annually?
    • Over $100,000 annually is needed to put on the parade. The largest cost in producing an event of this magnitude is the government-related expense of security and street closures. Each parade is planned well in advance and includes multiple meetings with neighborhood Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, the National Park Service, and the Mayor’s Special Events Task Force among other stakeholders.
  • Does the parade accept sponsorships?
    • The parade is fortunate to work with many organizations, businesses, and individuals across the DMV. Sponsors have multiple opportunities to align themselves with the parade’s values, grow awareness among parade & event attendees, and help support this cherished tradition. Interested parties can email vicechair@dcstpatsparade.com
  • How can I support the parade?
    • Donations for the parade are accepted online and by mail: http://dcstpatsparade.com/donations/. Fundraisers and events are hosted by the Committee all year to help raise funds and awareness for the parade. In advance of the parade, donations and event attendance are the best ways to show your support for the parade. On parade day, anyone can attend, cheer on participants, and enjoy the sights & sounds of Irish American fun.
  • Does the parade hold fundraisers?
    • Fundraisers and events are hosted by the Committee all year to help raise funds and awareness for the parade. Events are hosted at pubs and restaurants across the DMV and include live Irish music, dancing, raffles, and auctions. You can see a list of our upcoming events on our Events page: http://dcstpatsparade.com/events/ 
  • How can I volunteer for the Parade Committee?
    • The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington DC welcomes anyone helping to organize and promote the DC’s largest Irish celebration. If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, please email chair@dcstpatsparade.com.