County Ventura St. Patrick's Day ParadeSaturday, March 11, 2023 • 10 a.m.
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2023
County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade is brought to you by the Ventura Elks Lodge #1430. Since 1984, the parade has been a showcase of Ventura County’s finest. It features amazing costumes, dancers, horses, high school bands and more.
The parade is always held the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at 10 a.m., so mark your calendar, and get ready for one of Ventura’s most endearing traditions. The Parade route is on Main Street in Downtown Ventura, starting at Lincoln Drive and continuing to Fir Street.
2023 Parade Theme
The parade theme, “Let’s Celebrate,” gives the entries free rein to pick their own theme for their entry—an up-and-coming event, a business anniversary, and just about anything else that is worthy of a “CELEBRATION.”
Elks Lodge #1430 –
Celebrating 100 Years!
The mission of the Elks is to help build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and support other charitable work.
Committee & Judges
2023 Committee & Judges
County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee and judges are made up of community leaders and volunteers who love all things Irish.
We are always looking for volunteers to distribute posters. If you own a business, volunteer at a school, church, or non-profit please let us know how many posters you would like by clicking the contact button below.
Parade Happy Rating
Parade Route/Map & Parking
The winning entries of the 2023 County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade have been announced. Judges for the parade were Dr. Richard Rush, Retired President of California State University at Channel Islands; Rhonda Catron, Elk’s Lodge #1430; Clint Garman representing Supervisor Matt Lavere; Celina Zacarias representing California State University at Channel Islands and James Lockwood, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
There were 62 parade entries. The parade theme was “Let’s Celebrate!” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Ventura Elk’s Lodge #1430. The parade was presented by Ventura Elk’s #1430 who also served as the 2023 parade Grand Marshal.