2021 Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick's Parade set for March 20

Previous years have attracted more than 10,000 attendees

A view of the 2019 St. Patrick's Parade in downtown Fargo. Forum file photo

FARGO — After skipping a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick's Parade is set to return this year on Saturday, March 20.

The 24th annual parade will start at 11 a.m. at the Moorhead Center Mall and then work its way across the Red River to Broadway in downtown Fargo.

It will be the second year that the Downtown Community Partnership has hosted the annual late-winter parade.

The DCP took over the event in 2019. The parade was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The DCP is asking participants in this year's event to wear a mask and to be mindful of social distancing.


St. Patrick's Parade route 2021

Those interested in participating in the parade, which in past years has attracted more than 10,000 attendees, may register their float, vehicle, or walking group by visiting the St. Patrick's Parade page at

Related events include a coloring contest for children. Coloring pages can be found at Jefferson Lines Bus Depot located at 502 NP Avenue in Fargo, or at .

New to the event this year will be the Irish Alley, where family fun may be experienced before, during and after the parade.

Irish Alley, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Second Avenue in Fargo between Broadway and Fifth Street, will offer fire pits, a kids' barrel train, a free photo booth, pop up vendors, Irish performances, and more.

Parade day will also include a ShamRock n Run event, including a Lucky 7K, Double Your Luck 14K, Triple Your Luck 21K and a Green Beer Mile Run/Walk. To register for one of the running events visit:

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