St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival: Saturday, March 16, 2024

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Temporary, from 9 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m.

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Event Summary

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, consisting of approximately 110 floats, will begin at 11:30 a.m. The parade will form along 2nd Street, then proceed along Market Street to Civic Center Plaza. Streets will be closed and Muni will reroute buses. Read below for more details.

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Street Closures

The following streets will be closed to all traffic, including Muni vehicles, beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until approximately 3:30 p.m.:

  • Market between Sansome and 8th streets
  • 2nd St. between Market and Harrison streets
  • Polk between McAllister to Grove
  • Grove between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue

All streets will reopen after the parade is cleared and streets are cleaned, at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Getting to Civic Center

The easiest way to get to Civic Center Plaza is via the Market Street Subway. BART may also be taken to Civic Center/U.N. Plaza station.

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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.

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Summary of Muni Impacts by Route
Route & Direction Duration Service Change Summary Missed Stops Alternate Stop Locations
F Market & Wharves
(Streetcars)
Inbound to Fisherman's Wharf
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

From Don Chee Way & Steuart via Steuart, Mission, The Embarcadero to regular route

Note: 6 streetcars will operate along The Embarcadero between Fisherman's Wharf and Don Chee Way (across the street from the Ferry Building).

  • Transfer from F Bus Shuttles at Steuart & Market to F streetcars at Don Chee Way & Steuart St.
  • Use F Bus Shuttles along Market St. OR the Market Street Subway between Embarcadero and Castro stations
F Market & Wharves
(Streetcars)
Outbound to Ferry Building
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Regular route from Jones & Beach terminal to Don Chee Way & Steuart

Note: 6 streetcars will operate along The Embarcadero between Fisherman's Wharf and Don Chee Way (across the street from the Ferry Building).

  • Transfer from streetcars at Don Chee Way & Steuart St to F Bus Shuttles at Steuart & Market
  • Use F Bus Shuttles along Market St. OR the Market Street Subway between Embarcadero and Castro stations
F Market & Wharves
(Bus Shuttles)
Inbound to Ferry Building

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
AND
3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

From 17th St. & Castro, Market, Spear, Mission, Steuart to temporary terminal on Steuart & Market

Note: F Bus Shuttles will operate along Market St. all day, rerouting onto Mission during the hours of the parade.

  • Transfer from F Bus Shuttles at Steuart & Market to F streetcars at Don Chee Way & Steuart St. for service toward Fisherman's Wharf
F Market & Wharves
(Bus Shuttles)
Outbound to The Castro
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
AND
3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

From temporary terminal at Steuart & Market via Market, Noe, 17th to Castro terminal

Note: F Bus Shuttles will operate along Market St. all day, rerouting onto Mission during the hours of the parade.

F Market & Wharves REROUTE
(Bus Shuttles)
Inbound to Ferry Building
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From 17th St. & Castro, Market, 11th, Mission, Steuart to temporary terminal on Steuart & Market
F Market & Wharves REROUTE
(Bus Shuttles)
Outbound to The Castro
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From temporary terminal on Steuart & Market via Market, Spear, Mission, 11th, Market, Noe, 17th to Castro terminal
2 Sutter
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Post & Kearny via Kearny, Bush, Sansome, Sutter, Market to regular route
5 Fulton
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From McAllister & Van Ness via Van Ness, South Van Ness, Mission, Beale to regular terminal at Transit Center Bus Plaza Bay B

5 Fulton
Outbound to The Richmond
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From terminal via Fremont, Mission, 9th, Hayes, Franklin, McAllister to regular route
6 Haight/Parnassus
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From Market & South Van Ness via South Van Ness, Mission, Steuart to regular terminal

6 Haight/Parnassus
Outbound to The Inner Sunset
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From terminal via Steuart, Market, Spear, Mission, 11th, Market to regular route
7 Haight/Noriega
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From Market & South Van Ness via South Van Ness, Mission, Beale to regular terminal at Transit Center Bus Plaza Bay E

7 Haight/Noriega
Outbound to Ocean Beach

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From terminal via Fremont, Mission, 9th, Market to regular route
8 Bayshore
Inbound to Fisherman's Wharf
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From 3rd & Mission via Mission, Fremont, Front, Pine, Kearny to regular route

8 Bayshore
Outbound to City College
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Stockton & Post, via Post, Kearny, Bush, Battery, 1st, Mission, 4th to regular route
9 San Bruno
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From 11th & Mission via Mission, Steuart to regular terminal

9 San Bruno
Outbound to Visitacion Valley
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From terminal via Market, Beale, Mission, 11th to regular route
15 Bayview Hunters Point Express
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From 3rd & Channel via Channel, 4th, Townsend, 3rd, Mission, 4th to temporary terminal at 4th & Mission

15 Bayview Hunters Point Express
Outbound to Bayview & Hunters Point
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From 4th & Mission via 4th, Channel, 3rd to regular route
19 Polk
Inbound to Fisherman's Wharf
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From 7th & Howard via Howard, 9th, Hayes, Van Ness, Golden Gate, Larkin to regular route

19 Polk
Outbound to Hunters Point
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Hyde & Turk via Turk, Van Ness, South Van Ness, Mission, 8th to regular route
21 Hayes
Inbound to Civic Center
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

Switchback will begin at Grove & Van Ness via Van Ness, Hayes to regular outbound route

  • N/A
21 Hayes
Outbound to The Inner Richmond
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular route from Hayes St & Van Ness Ave
27 Bryant
Inbound to Russian Hill
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From 7th & Howard via Howard, 9th St, Hayes, Van Ness, Golden Gate, Leavenworth to regular route

27 Bryant
Outbound to The Mission
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Jones & Turk via Turk, Van Ness, South Van Ness, Mission, 8th to regular route
30 Stockton
Inbound to Caltrain
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Switchback will begin at Stockton & Post via Post, Kearny, Sutter, Stockton to regular outbound route

30 Stockton
Outbound to The Presidio
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Regular route from Sutter St & Kearny St
31 Balboa
Inbound Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Switchback will begin at Eddy & Mason via Mason, Turk to regular outbound route

  • N/A
31 Balboa
Outbound to The Richmond
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular route from Turk St & Mason St
38 Geary
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From O'Farrell & Grant via Grant, Bush, Battery, Market to regular route

38 Geary
Outbound to The Richmond
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Market & Sutter via Sutter, Stockton, Geary to regular route
38R Geary Rapid
Inbound to Downtown
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From O'Farrell & Grant via Grant, Bush, Battery, Market to regular route

38R Geary Rapid
Outbound to The Richmond
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From Market & Sutter via Sutter, Stockton, Geary to regular route
45 Union/Stockton
Inbound to Caltrain
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Switchback will begin at Stockton & Post via Post, Kearny, Sutter, Stockton to regular outbound route
45 Union/Stockton
Outbound to The Marina
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular route from Sutter St & Kearny 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.

Muni Service Map

St. Patrick's Day 2023 Reroute Map

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