After being forced to go virtual last year due to COVID-19 the St. Louis St. Patrick's Day parade is officially coming back in person this year!

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According to, the 53rd St. Louis St. Patrick's Day parade is going to be happening in person in 2022. The parade is on the schedule for Saturday, March 12th and it will kick off at 20th and Market in downtown St. Louis, heading east on Market towards the river ending at Broadway and Clark. In the article they go on to say...

"The parade was one of the first major events to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was held virtually in 2021...The parade has more than 120 units, including marching bands, floats, character balloons, clowns and more than 5,000 marchers."

The article goes on to mention that not only is the downtown St. Louis parade back this year but also the Irish Festival and Dogtown parades are both back this year as well scheduled for St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, for more information check out the article by clicking here! 

Being from Chicago means my love for celebrating St. Patrick's Day is extremely high! St. Patrick's Day celebrations in 2020 were the first major things canceled at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, we had to cancel ours here locally in Quincy, and the world just hasn't seemed right since that time. But here we are two years later and getting back to being able to celebrate a holiday with parades, bars open, and festivals, as we have in years past, feels pretty good!

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