TOPS Rochester's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celtic Family Faire | Kids Out and About Rochester

TOPS Rochester's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celtic Family Faire

The TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held Saturday March 16, 2019, starting at 12:30 pm at East Avenue and Alexander St. The Parade travels down East Ave to Main St and ends at Main and Fitzhugh... Great places to watch the Parade all along the route. There will be 14 Bands, 7 Irish dance schools, over 100 marching trucks, floats and more! Fun for the whole family! Members of the Buffalo Bills Drumline, “DownBeat Percussion” will bring up the rear of the parade. Also enjoy fun activities at the Celtic Family Faire from 11am-4:00pm @ The Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E. Main St. (2nd Floor). It will feature the “In Jest” comedy variety show, Irish storytellers, Irish Dance performances, Animal Teachers, Build A Bear, a photo booth, cupcake decorating, plus other fun, family-oriented activities and a performance from the Gates Keystone Pipe Band! The event is alcohol free, and admission is your donation to IACKids. Food and drink are available for purchase at the hotel.

It's an annual tradition in Rochester -- the best of both worlds, the St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Celtic Family Faire. The Faire is held warmly indoors at the Rochester Riverside Hotel at 120 East Main Street.


The Parade starts at 12:30 and runs from East Ave at Alexander Street down Main Street, ending at Plymouth Avenue.

Where can I park for the Parade?

Ample parking garages are located around the city, South Clinton, Main St, East Ave, and Woodbury, to name a few. There is also street parking available on most side streets. PLEASE NOTE: The RPD typically blocks all traffic along the Parade route at about 11:30am.

Get ready for plenty of shenanigans as Rochester get its Irish on!

The annual Celtic Family Faire will also be taking place at the hotel from 11am to 4pm. It’s an indoor, all-weather, family festival featuring Irish musicians, dancers, games and fun for the wee ones!



Rochester Riverside Hotel
120 East Main Street
Rochester, NY, 14604
United States


(585) 234-5167
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12:30 Parade, 11am-4pm Celtic Family Fair at the Radisson