It is with sadness and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Halifax St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Given the circumstances surrounding public gatherings and COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's event, originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. We feel it is in the best interest of public health and safety to do so. We know that this is disappointing news for many but hope everyone can understand the importance of taking extra precautions at this time.

The flag raising scheduled for Friday, March 13 at Grand Parade at 12:00 p.m. is also cancelled.

Although many of us won't be together this St. Patrick's Day week in Halifax, we hope you still find time and creative ways to celebrate and recognize St. Patrick's Day and the wonderful country of Ireland. And of course, we will all meet again in 2021.

Yours in green,
The Halifax St. Patrick's Day Parade Society

Everything you need to know about this year's parade can be found at the links below.

Our 2019 honourary marshal is Belfast-born, Mayor Mike Savage.


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The parade begins on Terminal Road then travels along Lower Water Street through Irishtown ending at Historic Properties.

The parade route is 1.2 km in length and will take 25-30 minutes in total to walk. Find our map on Google.


The parade begins at 1 p.m. and takes about 30 minutes to see all entries.


Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank are collecting cash donations along the route.

KC Face Painting will be set up on Marginal Road by the market beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Parking metres along Lower Water Street will be bagged beginning March 1. No parking will be available on the parade route so viewing space will be uninterrupted.


After the parade head into Lower Deck Halifax for fun, food and tunes. Entertainment will be provided by Dave MacIsaac and Louis Benoit.


To begin the celebrations, the Irish flag will be raised in Grand Parade. Join deputy mayor, Lisa Blackburn, on Friday, March 13 at 12p.m.

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