SALT LAKE CITY — (March 1, 2022) Following a five-year hiatus, The Gateway is thrilled to welcome back the Hibernian Society of Utah’s 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Siamsa on Saturday, March 12th. The community is invited to attend the lively, cultural event, which is family friendly. Kicking off at 11:00 a.m., the parade route will begin at 200 South and 600 West, traveling East to Rio Grande. The Siamsa will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the parade routing through it. For the first time in the parade’s history, beer will be sold along the route.

“We returned to The Gateway because it is the best place in Salt Lake City to have a parade,” says Sean Clark, President of the Hibernian Society of Utah. “The ability to have spectators on both the upper and lower levels lends a higher energy, stadium feel. The Gateway also offers the facilities to extend our Siamsa area by utilizing both indoor and outdoor space with the unique ability to run the parade through it, something we’ve never done before. The array of dining venues is another great amenity that adds to the event. We expect this year to be extra fun, merging old traditions with some new ones.”

The Siamsa will be held in and outdoor venues. Traditional Irish fare will be served by Miles Grill in the Grand Hall, accompanied by the John Welsh Memorial Bar. Two stages of entertainment will feature musical guests Pladdohg, Murphy and the Giant, Shanahy, An Rogaire Dubh, The Young Publiners featuring Principal Patrick Lambert of Judge Memorial High School. Irish dance performances will include Scariff, Smith Irish Dance, Harp Irish Dance, and Rinceoiri Don Spraoi.

“As The Gateway continues to build a legacy of hosting premier community festivals and concerts, we are the perfect home for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of our most beloved traditions for years,” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s Marketing Director. “Our merchants have some tasty Irish specials and offerings planned, and we look forward to accommodating the additional festival element this year.”

Gateway Merchants Offering St. Patrick’s Day Specials:

HallPass – brunch specials and Irish drinks at Beer Zombie
Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club – brunch and dinner specials
Mystery Escape Room – visit booth on the festival grounds for coupon
Discovery Gateway – $1 off entry fee for those wearing green; St. Patrick’s Day-themed activities

Event Schedule:

11 a.m. Parade start
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Siamsa
4 p.m. Parade Award Ceremony in Main Plaza
5 p.m. Closing Ceremony with crowd singing The Parting Glass


Main Stage at Olympic Plaza

Scariff School of Irish Dance
Rinceoiri Don Spraoi
Harp Irish Dance
Smith Irish Dance
Murphy and the Giant
An Rogaire Dubh

Judge Memorial Stage (100 South)

Young Publiners
Legacy Irish Dance
Scariff School of Irish Dance
Smith Irish Dance
Harp Irish Dance

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Siamsa is sponsored by The Gateway, Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Standard Optical, Serta, The Irish Emmigrante Support Programme, ZAP (Zoo, Arts, and Parks), ACE (Arts, Culture, and Events), the McCarthey Foundation, Downtown Alliance, Cumulus Radio Stations, and Judge Memorial High School.

Media crews interested in previewing or covering the event, please contact Hilary Reiter at Redhead Marketing & PR, 435.901.2071,

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About The Gateway:

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.