If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, head to scenic San Francisco for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. This free, family friendly event on Saturday, March 15th features a colorful parade, great food, live entertainment, and plenty of Irish culture. The parade kicks off on 2nd and Market Streets at 11:30am and features lively marching bands, vibrant floats, bagpipe brigades and traditional music, Irish clubs and organizations, and a whole lot more. After the parade, head over to the St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Civic Center Plaza for delicious Irish food, live entertainment, dance performances, loads of beer, and a children’s area with pony rides, bounce houses, games, and other activities. Plan a fun getaway with the whole family or with friends for St. Patty’s Day and stay at the King George Hotel this March. Situated in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Union Square, our boutique hotel offers guests chic accommodations, deluxe services and an unmatched location steps away from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and near the top attractions, shopping and dining in the city.