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2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celtic Fair

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The downtown St. Patrick’s day celebration includes a St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celtic Fair Street Party that all takes place the Saturday nearest St. Patrick’s Day. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celtic Fair presented by Downtown Billings Alliance & Hooligans Sports Bar has been a tradition in the Billings community for 40 years. This annual parade celebrates our community’s Irish American heritage and features over 40 festival floats and the Celtic Fair & Street Party fill the streets below Skypoint with the scent of street food and the festive sound of music, cloggers, bag-pipers.  Expect live entertainment and amplified music, a festive atmosphere with outdoor family-friendly activities, food trucks, and more.. These events are free for the community to attend.

This event is supported by TDS Fiber with additional event sponsorships from Valley Credit Union, B-Town Vapes, The Zone 96.3, Planet 106.7, My Classic Hits 105.9, and KSky 96.3.

View the Parade Line Up Here

parade safety message – please read!

celtic fair & street party event map

The Happenings

Celtic Fair
Hooligans Street Party
Post Parade Activities 1pm – 3pm
Are you able to lend a hand? We need a handful of volunteers to make this event a success. Click here to view volunteer opportunities and to sign up or email info@downtownbillings.com
  • Best Overall: Tiny’s Tavern
  • Best Musical Float: Billings Caledonian Pipes & Drums
  • Best Theme: MasterLUBE
  • Best Performers: Skystone Amtgard
  • Most Original: Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley
  • DBA Staff Favorite: Tenacious Dames – Billings Chapter
  • Best Costumes: Billings Public Library
  • Best Overall: Optimists Clubs of Lockwood & Billings Heights
  • Best Float: St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral
  • Best Musical Float: Billings Caledonian Pipes & Drums
  • Best Theme: Sign Pro
  • Best Performers: Skystone Amtgard
  • Most Original: Big Sky International Balloon Rendezvous
  • DBA Staff Favorite: Republic Services
  • Best Overall: Lockwood Pride Performers
  • Best Float: Sign Pro
  • Best Musical Float: Billings Caledonian Pipes & Drums
  • Best Theme: Montana Women’s Run
  • Best Performers: Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter
  • Most Original: Zoo Montana 2019 Ren Fair

Vendor space is very limited in the Celtic Fair. There are less than 20 vendor spaces available in the full 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Celtic Fair. All Celtic Fair Vendor applications will be juried. Application deadline February 20, 2023.

Vendor applications are now closed and finalized. 

** If you are a vendor who needs very little set-up time, can walk your booth into an area, and can be ready within minutes of arrival there are 6 to 8 additional vendor spaces available in the Celtic Fair once the parade is over. The vendor rates for the post-parade pop-in vendors are lower. These spaces become available after the parade from 12:30pm to 3:00pm and cannot be accessed by the vendor prior to 12:30pm. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the St. Patrick’s Day events or any other downtown Billings event, please email our Community Engagement & Events Director, Lindsay at LRichardson@downtownbillings.com and she can share current sponsorship opportunities.

2023 Event Sponsorship Opportunities Packet 

Our sponsors are amazing. Their sponsorships allow us to cover the costs of our large free community events and allow us to make these events a success and memorable for the whole community.

Event Sponsors:

Be a part of this fun community event! Become a sponsor & help support our downtown! 


March 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Downtown Billings Alliance
(406) 294-5060
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2nd Ave N & N Broadway
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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