St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Events in Blue Ridge

Cultivate your own good luck for St. Patrick’s Day with a fun getaway to Blue Ridge, Georgia. You can attend or even participate in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown! More festive Blue Ridge events will be celebrating the occasion — with Appalachian brews, live music, Irish-themed souvenirs, and specialty food. If you’re looking to mix it up this March, consider spending St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge, GA.

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blue Ridge

Sponsored by The Boro Inn Irish Pub, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Blue Ridge welcomes lads and lassies of all ages to join in the fun-loving Irish spirit! There’ll be live performances from the Blue Ridge Pipes & Drums group, emerald-decked wagons, adorable animals, flowing flags, white and gold balloons, and more. It’s a lot of fun for kids, families, couples, or large groups to let loose and have a blast celebrating together. 

Outfitted in your best green attire, enjoy watching the parade, cheering, and snapping photos from the sidelines anywhere along West Main or East Main. Or you can participate in the parade — no registration required. All you have to do is dress to impress! Creative costumes, whacky top hats, good luck charms, shamrocks of all shapes and sizes, shimmering beaded necklaces, face paint, and kilts to the hilts are great starting points. 

This family-friendly event in Blue Ridge even welcomes your precious pups to tag along. Dress ‘em up in clover-themed outfits with ribbons, hats, or sweaters. It’ll be a fun way to get your doggies out of their everyday routine for a fun experience in the North Georgia mountains.

Parade Route

The Blue Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge, near the playground at Blue Ridge City Park. If you want to participate, simply line up in front before 11:00 a.m.

Participants will stroll down East Main, then turn left on Mountain Street. The parade will take another left on West Main and follow it back to the starting point. 

Date & Hours

Saturday — March 16, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Downtown Blue Ridge 
East Main Street & West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Downtown Fun After the Parade

Irish Pub

After your time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Blue Ridge, consider popping into the Irish pub for appetizers, Irish cider, specialty drinks, or beer on tap. They often switch on green lights and host live music with bagpipes for the occasion. If they’re too crowded, consider where to eat in Blue Ridge, GA.

Themed Shops 

Continue your emerald-day entertainment by visiting shops decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. Browse and purchase Irish-themed goods and Appalachian items for spring. They make great gifts or souvenirs from your St. Patrick’s Day vacation!

Train Ride

Want to end the day on a more relaxing note? Hop on a spring train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery as you pass through the Chattahoochee National Forest along the sparkling Toccoa River. You can take a leisurely 2-hour ride or opt for the layover in McCaysville and Copperhill for more holiday shopping, food, and fun.

Celebrate at Breweries & Taverns in North Georgia

Chat with friends, sip green beer, bite into Irish-American cuisine, win costume contests, and more across St. Patrick’s Day events in North Georgia. Psst…Blue Ridge isn’t the only mountain town celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Check out neighboring places across and beyond Fannin County for even more Irish-inspired celebrations. 

  • St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Grumpy Old Men Brewing | Blue Ridge
    • Karaoke & potluck pre-party — Mar 14
    • Dawg Food Truck at the taproom — Mar 16
    • Fundraiser crawfish broil — Mar 17
  • St. Patrick’s Day Party at Freedom Tavern | Ellijay
    • Longest bar in North Georgia
    • Green beer & Irish-American food
    • Game room & gift shop
  • St. Paddy’s Day Dinner Party at Misty Mountain Hops | Blue Ridge
    • Live music by Tom Blair of BlairOutLoud
    • Irish-American Reubens & Irish beef stew
    • Green beer & cocktail specials
    • Costume contest & giveaways 
  • St. Patrick’s Day Off the Square | Blairsville
    • Bar crawl with Irish-themed beverages
    • Live entertainment
    • Leprechaun trap contest for kids

Unwind at YOUR Blue Ridge Cabin Rental

Before heading to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, you’ll need a comfortable place to get ready and dress festive! Our Blue Ridge cabins in North Georiga offer an entire vacation home to spread out — with full and half bathrooms, bedrooms, living spaces, dens, full kitchens, game rooms, theaters, and outdoor spaces. 

Plus, you’ll have nice amenities to relax. Soak in a hot tub, gaze at mountain views with your morning coffee, mix drinks at a wet bar, and reconnect with your partner, the kids, or friends around a firepit. Book online or call 1.866.813.9399 to get started. 

Plan your Irish-themed vacation in the cheerful Blue Ridge Mountains today!