Lucky Joe’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

& Old Town Irish Party hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year at the annual community Parade and Irish Party in historic Downtown Fort Collins. The Lucky Joe’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, on Saturday, March 12 features creative floats, performers, and family fun for all! Join us afterwards for the Old Town Irish Party in the Old Town Square with live music and a “green beer garden.” Both events are free and open to the public.

March 12 is packed with action Downtown!

Parade Winners!!

The results are in! The Irish smiled on three of the nearly 86 Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade entrants:

1st Place/Best Overall: Kuck Mechanical

2nd Place: SERVPRO

3rd Place: Rocky Mountain Golden Girls Baton Academy

Honorable Mention: City of Fort Collins Cheer/Dance Connection, Rocky Mountain Beard and Mustache Club, Poudre Fire Authority

Schedule of Events:

8am-10am: 18th Annual Sharin’ O’ the Green 5k Run/Walk produced by Partners Mentoring Youth

10am-12pm: Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Fort Collins

View our parade route below! The parade is FREE and open to all ages.

10am-5pm: Old Town Irish Party hosted by Wilbur’s Total Beverage - Free and open to the public

Enjoy a “green beer garden” with a local twist: Odell Microbrews, Green Coors Light and several of Fort Collins’ favorite performers on the new Old Town Square Stage.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: The Seers

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Shaley Scott Band

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Blue Grama

5pm-close: Enjoy Dinner at 36 Participating Great Plates Restaurants

More Parade Details:

The parade is a FREE event that is open to all ages, beginning at 10:00am and beloved by the entire community. This event has been held in the historic district of downtown Fort Collins for two decades. Volunteers from the community help with making sure the parade comes together, including being marshals for the parade route, judges, grand marshals, and more. The crowd of thousands will line the streets of the parade route, cheer on their friends and favorite entries, and enjoy the atmosphere. The entries are required to represent the St. Patrick’s Day theme and will be judged by a community panel to determine who wins 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.

Parade Route

The parade route begins on Walnut Street, turns south on College Ave, and travels through Downtown Fort Collins. The majority of the crowds are watching the parade from College Ave, but there are many who watch from the residential streets. The parade continues south on College, turns east on Magnolia St, and turns north on Remington for the last leg of the parade. 

Old Town Irish Party, Hosted by Wilbur's Total Beverage

After the parade, the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association will offer live music and a “green beer garden” in Old Town Square at the Old Town Irish Party. There will be free admission to this portion as well and is open to all starting at 10:00am. Live music kicks off at Noon, with The Seers, Shaley Scott Band and Blue Grama.


All parking garage structures will be open for parking. Mulberry MAX will also allow the public to park in their lot (460 S College Ave) for FREE. 

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