UPDATE: Delay at Market and Noe has cleared. OB #FMarket resuming service. https://t.co/HyeUQn2osl (More: 15 in last 24hrs)

St. Patrick's Day Parade: March 16, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the 168th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, consisting of over 180 to 200 units, will begin at 11:30 a.m. The parade will form along 2nd Street and go along Market to Civic Center Plaza. Streets will be closed and Muni will reroute buses and streetcars. Read below for more details.

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Street Closures

Starting at 9 a.m., 2nd Street will be closed between Brannan & Market for parade formation.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., Mission Street will be closed to automobiles between 9th St and Steuart to accomodate Muni reroutes.

Starting at 11 a.m., these streets will be closed for the parade route:

  • Market Street, between 2nd St and McAllister
  • McAllister, between Market and Polk
  • Polk, between McAllister and Hayes

All streeets will reopen after the parade is cleared and streets are clearned, at approximately 4 p.m.

Getting to Civic Center

The easiest way to get to Civic Center Plaza is via the Market Street Subway. The 30/45 SoMa Shuttle will also operate in a loop between the Caltrain Station and Mission Street until the parade is over.

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Muni Impact Summary

Some routes will switchback--changing from inbound to outbound--before they reach Market Street. Some routes will operate on Mission Street instead. Most routes that cross Market Street will be rerouted around the event areas. The 30/45 SoMa Shuttle will also operate in a loop between the Caltrain Station and Mission Street until the parade is over. Reroutes start at different times, but all service will return to normal once Market Street is clear.

Summary of Muni Impacts by Route
Route Start Temporary Service Change
F Market & Wharves 10 a.m. Streetcar service will only be on the Embarcadero.
Market Street service will be operated by a bus.
Reroute onto Mission Street between The Embarcadero and Van Ness Ave.
2 Sutter/Clement 10 a.m. Reroute will be in Downtown direction only, via Kearny and Bush. 
The stop nearest to Market Street is Market & 1st St.
5 Fulton 10 a.m.

Reroute will be onto Mission, east of Van Ness.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.

6 Haight/Parnassus 10:30 a.m. Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and The Embarcadero.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
7 Haight/Noriega 10:30 a.m. Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and The Embarcadero.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
8 Bayshore 10:30 a.m. Reroute will be along Mission, The Embarcadero, Washington and California (to Fisherman's Wharf) or Clay (to City College).
9 San Bruno 10:30 a.m. Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and The Embarcadero.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
10 Townsend 8:30 a.m. Reroute will be along Folsom/Harrison, Fremont, Market and Sutter.
12 Folsom/Pacific 8:30 a.m. Reroute will be along Folsom/Harrison, Fremont, Market and Sutter.
19 Polk 10 a.m. Reroute will be along Howard, 9th, Hayes, Van Ness and Golden Gate (to Fisherman's Wharf) or Turk (to Hunters Point).
21 Hayes 10 a.m. Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and The Embarcadero.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
27 Bryant 10:30 a.m.

To Russian Hill: Reroute will be along Howard, 9th St, Hayes, Van Ness, and Eddy.
To The Mission: Reroute will be along Turk, Van Ness and Mission.

30 Stockton 10:30 a.m. Switchback will begin at Post.
The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny St & Sutter St.
31 Balboa 10:30 a.m. Switchback will begin at Mason.
The stop nearest to Market Street is Eddy St & Mason St.
38 Geary 10:30 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be along Taylor, Bush, 1st St, and Mission.
To The Richmond: Reroute will be along Main, Market, Sutter and Mason.

38R Geary Rapid 10:30 a.m. To Downtown: Reroute will be along Taylor, Bush, 1st St, and Mission.
To The Richmond: Reroute will be along Main, Market, Sutter and Mason.
45 Union/Stockton 10:30 a.m. Switchback will begin at Post.
The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny St & Sutter St.

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Downtown Transfers

The table below lists transfer opportunities from the Market Street Subway to rerouted Muni services.

Transfer Opportunities to Reroutes by Station
Station Route, Direction, and Stop Location
Van Ness
Civic Center
Powell
Montgomery
Embarcadero

Note: Some service is rerouted to Mission Street, which is a short walk from all Market Street Subway stations.

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Muni Reroute Map

Muni reroute map for the St. Patrick's Day parade.

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