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St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival: March 12, 2022

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, consisting of approximately 130 floats, 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. 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 accommodate 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 streets will reopen after the parade is cleared and streets are cleaned, at approximately 4 p.m.

Getting to Civic Center

The easiest way to get to Civic Center Plaza is via the Market Street Subway. 

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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. 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 10:45 a.m.

F Line service will be provided by bus shuttles.
To Fisherman's Wharf: Reroute will be along Mission Street between 11th Street and Fremont.
To Castro: Reroute will be along Mission Street between Beale and 9th Street.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.

L Taraval Bus 10:45 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be along Mission Street between 11th Street and Fremont.
To SF Zoo: Reroute will be along Mission Street between Beale and 9th Street.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.

5 Fulton 10 a.m.

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

7 Haight/Noriega 10:45 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be along Mission Street between 11th Street and Beale.
To Ocean Beach: Reroute will be along Mission Street between Fremont and 9th Street.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.

8 Bayshore 10:45 a.m.

To Fisherman's Wharf: Reroute will be from 3rd & Mission, via Mission, Fremont, Front, Pine, Kearny to regular route.
To City College: Reroute will be from Stockton & Post, via Post, Kearny, Bush, Battery, 1st, Mission, 4th to regular route.

9 San Bruno 10:45 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be along Mission Street between 11th Street and Fremont.
To Visitacion Valley: Reroute will be along Mission Street between Beale and 9th Street.
Use 14/14R stops on Mission.

15 Bayview Hunters Point Express  10:45 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be from 3rd & Channel, via Channel, 4th, Townsend, 3rd, Mission, 4th, to temporary terminal at 4th/Mission.
to Bayview and Hunters Point: Reroute will be from 4th & Mission, via 4th, Channel, 3rd to regular route.

19 Polk 10 a.m.

To Fisherman's Wharf: Reroute will be via Howard, 9th, Hayes, Van Ness, Golden Gate, Larkin to regular route.
To Hunters Point: Reroute will be from Hyde & Turk, via Turk, Van Ness, South Van Ness, Mission, 8th to regular route.

27 Bryant 10:45 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 10:45 a.m.

Switchback will begin at Post.
The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny St & Sutter St.
To travel to Caltrain, transfer at Market St., proceed to the 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express at 4th & Mission.

31 Balboa 10:45 a.m.

Switchback will begin at Mason.
The stop nearest to Market Street is Eddy St & Mason St.
To travel downtown, transfer to Muni Metro subway.

38 Geary 10:45 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be from O'Farrell & Grant, via Grant, Bush, Battery, Market to regular route.
To The Richmond: Reroute will be from Market & Sutter, via Sutter, Stockton, Geary to regular route.

38R Geary Rapid 10:45 a.m.

To Downtown: Reroute will be from O'Farrell & Grant, via Grant, Bush, Battery, Market to regular route.
To The Richmond: Reroute will be from Market & Sutter, via Sutter, Stockton, Geary to regular route.

45 Union/Stockton 10:45 a.m.

Switchback will begin at Post.
The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny St & Sutter St.
To travel to Caltrain, transfer at Market St., proceed to the 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express at 4th & Mission.

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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

2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade Map

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