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Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM : Parade
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM : Music on Pier Plaza by SBMC
Downtown Hermosa Beach

Back for its 28th year! Enjoy seeing some of your favorite local nonprofits, unique vehicles, cool brands and more in this eclectic and diverse celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue will be closed early morning Saturday so that the parade route can be well established. The community is welcome to line up on the street. Parade participants are not allowed to throw or toss items from the route but can hand out content to parade attendees directly. Enjoy the parade near one of the three announcing stages to enjoy information about each parade entry.


Proudly presented by our Emerald Sponsors

Harp Stage Sponsors

Lemonade Day Partner

Love Local Sponsors

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Hermosa Beach Chamber Foundation Founding Members

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The Accamando Tull Family

Sandy Anleu

The Art Group of Hermosa Beach

The Auville Family

The Balik Family

Jan Brittain

Stephanie Cheak

The Cohn Family

Dr. Michael Collins and Dr. Mary Campbell

The Detoy Family

The Dunbabin Family

The Enstice Family

The Friedberg Five

Friends of the Hermosa Beach Museum

The Garmise Family

Russ & Sarah Gilbert

Sumeet Goel

Jess and Andy Gregg

Scott and Rachel Hayes

Robert & Kathy Jones

Kathy Knoll and Jeff Bonafede

The Koffler Mackie Family

Amy and Eric Krauter

Lange Family

The Main Family

Erika & Greg Newman

The Nichols Family

Ryan Nowicki

Eric and Belinda Oakes

Jeannie Penner-More

Jeff Raedy

The Reznichek Family

Ellen Robbins & Paul Tripodi

Josh and Rachael Royal

The Sheldon Family

Patti, Kevin and Roxy Sousa

Steven Mullins Real Estate - Sotheby's

The Valenzuela Family

The Vernon Family

Kathy & Tom Welch

The Zaleski Family

Grand Marshal


Kevin Sousa was posthumously awarded the 2024 Person of the Year award in February of 2024.

In his honor, the LA Rams mascot, Rampage, will gladly be presented as the Grand Marshal of the 2024 parade.

Stage Announcers

Kaylna Astrinos, KCAL News/CBS Los Angeles
Kaylna Astrinos, KCAL News/CBS Los Angeles
Sandra Endo
Sandra Endo, Morning Reporter FoxLA
Rick Dickert, announcer for parade stage.
Rick Dickert, Weather Traffic and Breaking News

Fun on Pier Plaza

After the parade, come down to Pier Plaza to enjoy some added fun for families.

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Music by South Bay Music Connection

Incredibly talented youth.

South Bay Music Connection is a local non-profit that provides teen and young adult musicians with a place to showcase their talent and hard work. Please come show your support of these talented individuals.

1:00pm -  Prestyn and the Mox

2:00pm - Hermosa Valley Marching Band

2:15pm -  The Wongs

3:15pm - The Rookie5

Irish Dancing on Pier Plaza

Come and watch our parade performers from De Barra, McNulty and Kelly schools of dance. Schedule coming soon.

Lana Lee Photography
LA Rams Experience

LA Rams Experience

Come engage with the wonderful crew of the LA Rams between Vista and Hennessey's at the top of Pier Plaza.

Brand Activations

Visit with all of our wonderful community brands who help offset the costs of this community event by exhibiting their wonderful products and services.

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Wyndham Resorts
Partake Brewing
Monster Energy
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Lucky Selfie Station

Come take your pictures under the lucky rainbow!

Local St. Paddy's Day Promos

Photos from Past Parades

History of the Parade

Established in 1995, the original 'independent' committee solicited help from Kiwanis, Rotary, and the Woman's Club in order to put the parade on for 15 years before they ran out of energy and turned it over to the City of Hermosa Beach who continued the tradition for 2 years. The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce took over the parade after that and still continues the tradition today.
"St. Pat's is a uniquely American event that only caught on in Ireland as a 'thing' in the 90's.  It was a celebration of the freedom Irish immigrants found in America to speak their language which was prohibited and practice their religion, also prohibited in Ireland by their English Colonial masters. "Step dancing" was also prohibited. 700 years the Brits ruled Ireland, mostly with an iron fist. The Irish in Boston & NYC began St. Pat's parades in the late 1800’s."

South Bay News in 2019:

The Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade began with a group of friends meeting at the old Fat Face Fenner’s Saloon on Hermosa Avenue in Hermosa Beach. Organized by Co-Chairs Jean Cullen and J Travers Devine, the first Annual Parade was presented in 1995 and was an instant success. Since then what began as a group of Irish-Americans celebrating their heritage has morphed into a great ‘hometown’ local event drawing thousands to the streets of Hermosa Beach each year in a great celebration of community while retaining important elements of Irish heritage and culture.
We would like to thank Jody Leventhal and J Travers for providing this information and permission for us.
J Travers Devine pictured in the photo of the original committee, top row, second from left in the green jacket. Jean Cullen, top row, second from the right-side.
J Travers Devine pictured in the photo of the original committee, top row, second from left in the green jacket. Jean Cullen, top row, second from the right-side.
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