The “Emerald City,” as it’s often called, celebrates the day in grand style, with an estimated 20,000 people attending. The Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Festival and parade take place over Seattle Center March 11-12, 2023, including live performances, hands-on activities, visual arts, foods, games and a marketplace. Of course, there are lots of Irish tunes, step dance and the Irish jig to help make things lively, too, along with booths selling Irish products, children’s contests and activities. Workshops on genealogy and the Irish language, as well as cultural exhibits, are featured. The parade starts at 4th Avenue at Jefferson in downtown Seattle and travels to Westlake Park, ending officially at the Seattle Center.