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37th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

  • Balboa Park San Diego, CA (map)

The Irish Congress of Southern California, is a 100% Volunteer organization with dozens of Volunteers.  They receive no City funds to put on one of the largest and best family events in San Diego. They fund the Parade and Irish Festival solely with event revenue and the donations of many individuals and businesses.
Mission.  The Irish Congress is a family oriented and non-political all-volunteer organization that supports and encourages participation in many diverse activities of the Irish community that promote interest in Irish culture and heritage. ICSC sponsors an annual “Miss Colleen Pageant”, supports the "Smiling Irishman Contest", "Irish Outreach", the "Friendly Sons of St. Patrick", the "House of Ireland in Balboa Park" and the “Tower After Hours” program at the Museum of Man, among others. To participate, contact Kara Barngrover ( T:  661-435-3515.

IABA Board

as Parade Judges

Earlier Event: March 9
St. Patrick's Celebration
Later Event: July 27
Half-Yearly at The Ould Sod