Fort Collins St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Fort Collins St. Patrick's Day

It’s time once again to get your green on in Downtown Fort Collins, where everyone plans to be Irish for the day! On Saturday, March 17th, the Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the historic streets of Old Town, as thousands will gather to witness an array of Irish-themed floats and entertainers along College Ave. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held in historic Old Town Fort Collins for over 40 years. The parade was also recently named a top 10 St. Patty’s Day celebration in the nation by Wallethub.

This family friendly, free celebration will begin at 10:00 am with a slightly altered route due to recent downtown construction projects. The parade will start on Mountain Ave. and College Ave., and will continue south on College Ave. The parade will then head east on Magnolia St. to end at Remington St. and Magnolia St. Please see the attached map for more route details. 

When: March 17th, 2018
Where: Downtown Fort Collins
Price: Free!
Parade Hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Old Town Irish Party Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm



Old Town Irish Party Hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage

Credit Downtown Business Association

After the parade, head to Old Town Square for the Old Town Irish Party hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm! This celebration will include an afternoon of live music, a green beer garden with beverages from High Country Beverage and Odell Brewing, plus wine from Wilbur’s Total Beverage. This is Northern Colorado’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration and it’s is right in Fort Collins’ own backyard! Featured performances on the Old Town Square Stage include Wood Belly (bluegrass), The Symbols (rock/soul/blues/funk), and Guerilla Fanfare (brass band). The Downtown Business Association always puts on a great event.

Old Town Irish Party hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage Music Lineup
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Wood Belly (Bluegrass)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm – The Symbols (Rock/Soul/Blues/Funk)
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Guerilla Fanfare (Brass Band)

Credit Downtown Business Association

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