St. Patrick’s Day parade returning to midtown Atlanta

Published: Mar. 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is returning to the streets of midtown on March 12.

The parade will start at noon at the intersection of Peachtree and 15th Street and continue down Peachtree to 5th Street.


More than 2,000 dancers, musicians, Irish and local dignitaries are expected to march in the parade.


The parade will honor metro Atlanta’s first responders.

The parade is being presented by Irish Network Atlanta, a local chapter of Irish Network USA created to integrate the Southeast with the community of Irish, Irish Americans and friends of Ireland.

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Parade organizers are encouraging attendees to consider taking MARTA to Midtown or the Arts Center due to limited parking.

If you are considering driving, the following parking decks will be open:

  • Colony Square parking deck on 14th
  • Campanile parking deck on Juniper
  • Proscenium parking deck on Crescent
  • Promenade II parking deck on 15th
  • 1000 space deck on the corner of West Peachtree and 10th Street

Following the parade, the Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters will host its 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day picnic fundraise from 1 to 5 p.m. outside of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 731 Peachtree St. For $20, guests can enjoy food, drinks and entertainment, and of course proceeds benefit the APFF. This includes medical expenses, treatments and more through APFF’s health and wellness fund. Click here for more information.

“Our firefighters put themselves in harm’s way daily to keep us all safe, and face numerous health issues as a result - making our health and wellness fund extremely essential for assisting with expenses and treatments,” says Nathan Bailey, board president for the Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters. " I hope Atlantans will come out to the picnic with their friends and family to have fun while supporting an important cause.”

To additionally support local firefighters in need, Atlantans can purchase APFF’s 2022 St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt by clicking here. One hundred percent of proceeds from t-shirt sales go to the health and wellness fund as well.