Where to park for SJC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival's annual St. Patrick Day Parade.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival’s annual St. Patrick Day Parade will result in some street closures and traffic detours downtown. The parade, which is set for Sat., Mar. 11, will start at 10 a.m. and is expected to last around one hour.


The parade begins at Riberia Street and Orange Street and continues east on Orange Street, south on South Castillo Drive/Avenida Menendez, west on Cathedral Place, north on Cordova Street, and finishing at Francis Field.

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To accommodate traffic during the parade:

  • San Marco Avenue southbound traffic will turn west on West Castillo Drive.
  • King Street will be two way from Cordova Street to Avenida Menendez.
  • Bridge of Lions westbound traffic will continue west on two-way King Street.
  • King St. eastbound traffic will continue east over Bridge of Lions.

Streets closed to all traffic include:

  • Riberia St. between Orange St. and W. Castillo Drive.
  • Orange St. east of Riberia Street.
  • South Castillo Drive/Avenida Menendez north of Cathedral Place.
  • All of Cathedral Place.
  • Cordova Street between King Street and Orange Street.

The City’s free Park & Ride Shuttle will start running at 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 11 to accommodate those wishing to arrive downtown in time for the parade.

All shuttle services are available from three parking locations outside of the downtown area:

The drop-off/pick-up location is the Visitor Information Center (VIC), located at 10 S. Castillo Dr.  The VIC offers full visitor amenities and is just steps from Francis Field, the city’s primary festival location.

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For information about the parade, visit www.CelticParade.com. For more information about the shuttle, visit www.CityStAug.com/shuttle.