Don’t miss the 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, taking place on Saturday, March 21 in Balboa Park. Wear your bright green for this big event, which features fun for the whole family – including music, games, rides, art displays and food. The highlight of the day of course is the parade itself, an exciting procession of decorated floats, antique cars, drill teams, roller skaters, horseback riders, marching groups, bagpipe bands, dance troupes, performers and more. The parade kicks off at 10:30 am from Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street. Afterwards, be sure to stay for the festivities at the park, including multiple stages of music. Enjoy plenty of special family activities, including face painting, rides, and kid-friendly performances. Hours for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival are from 9 am to 6 pm, and admission is free. Are you planning a springtime getaway to San Diego? Our comfortable, contemporary hotel is an ideal choice for your home base – and our central location puts you right in the middle of the action. Do you have question about the parade and festival, other San Diego events, or lodging at our boutique hotel? Contact us directly at 1 (619) 232-6141 for more information, and to make your booking today.