stpatrickParade: While the Parade will no longer be on Bank St., it will continue to form up on the Laurier Avenue Bridge, between 8:00 – 11:00 AM.

The Parade will leave the intersection of Laurier Avenue West and Elgin St at 11:00 AM, and proceed west on Laurier Avenue West, turn right on Bank St., then left on Wellington St., and continue west on Wellington St. to an area near the Library and Archives Canada building, arriving there at approximately 12:00 – 12:30.

(If you are familiar with this year’s “Help Santa Toy Parade”, you’ll note that we are using the same route – but in reverse.)

At this point, the Parade will turn left, at the Garden of the Provinces, and proceed southwest onto (old) Wellington St, to an area bounded by Albert, Brickhill, and Commissioner Sts, to disassemble.

NOT FREE (thanks to Jace!): Grand Irish Party: The venue for our 2013 Parade Party will be St. Brigid’s Centre (at the intersection of Cumberland & St. Patrick’s Sts), home of the National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre – a likely place to hold a St. Patrick’s Parade Party.
The Party will run from 12 noon until 4:00 PM, with food and beverage service provided by St. Brigid’s. $10 for adults and $5 for Children 12 and under.

There is on street parking in the area and an Ottawa City parking garage on Murray Street and lots behind Notre Dame Basilica and Centre Élisabeth-Bruyère all within a short walking distance to St. Brigid’s.

More information here: http://www.irishsocietyncr.com/eventsIrishFestival.html