Today is San Francisco’s 1st St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 3 Years: Here’s Everything You Need to Know
The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Second Street and Market Street, continuing along Market Street to the review grandstand at Civic Center Plaza.
Groups from across the Bay Area’s Irish community, including schools and unions, as well as San Francisco police and firefighters, will march.
There’s no guarantee about pixies, but these bagpipes will definitely skirl – that’s the shrill sound produced by the chanter of the bagpipe – and also howl, high-pitched, hiss, and moan.
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The day’s celebrations begin at 9 a.m. with mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 756 Mission Street. Celtic Voices adult and youth choirs will sing at Mass.
The post-parade party will take place at the United Irish Cultural Center at 2700 45th Avenue, featuring food, Irish dancing, four bars and live Irish music.
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Beginning at 9 a.m., Second Street will be closed between Brannan and Market streets for parade formation, according to the SFMTA.
From 10:30 a.m., Mission Street will be closed to automobiles between Ninth and Steuart to allow for Muni reroutings.
As of 11 a.m., these streets will be closed for the parade route:
All streets will reopen after the parade clears and the streets will be cleaned around 4 p.m.
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