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Posted on: March 9, 2022

St. Patrick Day Parade traffic information

temporary traffic disruption

Parade set for, Saturday, March 12 at 10:00am; Free Park & Ride Shuttle starts running at 8:00am

The St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival's annual St. Patrick Day Parade will necessitate some street closures and traffic detours in downtown St. Augustine on Saturday, March 12, starting at 9:45am. The parade begins at 10:00am and lasts approximately one hour.

The parade begins at Riberia St. and Orange St. and continues east on Orange St., south on S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez, west on Cathedral Pl., north on Cordova St., concluding at Francis Field.

To accommodate traffic during the parade:

  • San Marco Ave. southbound traffic will turn west on W. Castillo Dr.
  • King St. will be two way from Cordova St. to Avenida Menendez.
  • Bridge of Lions westbound traffic will continue west on two-way King St.
  • King St. eastbound traffic will continue east over Bridge of Lions.

Streets closed to all traffic include:

  • Riberia St. between Orange St. and W. Castillo Dr.
  • Orange St. east of Riberia St.
  • S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez north of Cathedral Pl.
  • All of Cathedral Pl.
  • Cordova St. between King St. and Orange St.

The city's free Park & Ride Shuttle will start running at 8:00am on Saturday, March 12 to accommodate those wishing to arrive downtown in time for the parade. 

All shuttle services are available from three parking locations outside of the downtown area:

The drop-off/pick-up location is the Visitor Information Center (VIC), located at 10 S. Castillo Dr.  The VIC offers full visitor amenities and is just steps from Francis Field, the city’s primary festival location. 

For information about the parade, visit

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