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Baton Rouge St. Patrick’s Day Parade Celebrates Community

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Officially – and aptly – named “The Wearin’ of the Green Parade,” Baton Rouge’s St. Patrick’s Day parade rolls promptly at 10 a.m. on the Saturday nearest to the holiday. This family-friendly parade snakes through town, tossing beads, trinkets, t-shirts and more to crowds of all ages.

Rain or shine does not affect this parade. Once, it even rolled after snow the night before. The parade begins in the historic Hundred Oaks neighborhood and weaves through the area, finishing on Perkins Road.

Along the route, friendly residents enjoy opening their homes before and after the parade to share food, drinks and good times. Post-parade get-togethers often involve comparing the best parade catches and sharing green refreshments.

Following the St. Patrick’s Day parade, local businesses love to feature Irish-themed food and drinks. These “after-parade parties” are a favorite of Baton Rouge residents, who come out in large numbers to enjoy the live music, food and community.