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St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celtic Fair

March 12 @ 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 before 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 39 years. This annual parade celebrates our community’s Irish American heritage and features over 45 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, The Zone 96.3, Planet 106.7, My Classic Hits 105.9, and KSky 96.3.


View Parade Line-Up

Parade Entry Registration is Closed
Parade registration is required and due by: 4pm on Thursday, February 24, 2022
*Late applications accepted through March 2, 2022 with a $25 late fee applied


  • 10:15am – performance from the Claddagh Irish Dance Academy dancers on the stage, located at 1st Avenue North and North Broadway.
  • 11:00am – Parade Kicks off
  • 12:00 to 3:30pm – Local Rock Band, Repeat Offenders, will take the stage for a FREE live outdoor concert.

Post Parade Activities

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: 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
If you are interested in sponsoring the St. Patrick’s Day events email our Community Engagement & Events Director, Lindsay at LRichardson@downtownbillings.com and she can share current sponsorship opportunities. Available sponsorships for this event vary from $2,000 to $500 and allow us to cover the costs for these free community events and allow us to make these events a success.

Event Sponsors:

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


March 12
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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