The 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, and will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W., in our Nation’s Capital.
“Showcasing DC Irish Culture” was chosen as this year’s theme to celebrate local Irish-American leaders who have been instrumental in the promotion Irish culture throughout the DMV area and become leaders in showcasing Washington’s unique Irish heritage beyond the city.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets NW, Washington, D.C. Reviewing stands are located between 15th and 16th Sts. NW. Constitution Avenue is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and is accessible from the south via I-395; from the north via I-495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Cabin John Parkway, from the west via I-66, Routes 50 and 29 and from the east via Route 50. See a map of the National Mall.
As with most special events in Washington, D.C., parking will be difficult, so the best way to get to the parade is to take Metro to the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle stops on the orange/blue lines or the Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stop on the Yellow/Green lines.
The event attracts a large crowd and it is highly recommended that you take public transportation and arrive early. Parking is very limited in this area but there are several parking garages. The largest one that is close to the parade route is located at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. For more information about parking, see a Guide to Parking Near the National Mall.