County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on!

Entries for the Ventura Elks Lodge’s 32nd annual County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade are now being accepted. The parade will commence at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, along Main Street in midtown Ventura.

This year’s parade theme, “Let’s Celebrate,” gives the entrants free rein to pick their own entry themes, whether it’s an upcoming event, a business anniversary or anything else that’s worthy of a celebration.

Among the county’s most popular annual community events, the St. Patrick’s Day parade was a tremendous success last year, returning after two years off, to a route lined with happy families having a great time on a beautiful sunny day in Ventura. This year, the parade will run the same midtown route it debuted last year, downhill along Main, from Lincoln Drive to Fir Street.

Entry to join in the parade is easy: Prospective entrants can simply go to the parade website and follow the basic steps to submit their forms and pay via PayPal. Entry deadline is Thursday, March 2; the first 100 entries will be accepted.

Our grand marshal this year is Ventura Elks Lodge No. 1430, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary! This beloved local lodge is a strong community organization that works diligently with our veterans and our young people, especially those in scouting programs, and has sponsored the St. Patrick’s Day parade since the very first one in 1988!

St. Patrick invites you to be in the parade. Register online at

If you have any entry questions, call parade coordinator Brian Brennan at 805-746-5955 or committee member Aaron Gaston at 805-340-8217. For other parade information, contact Jim Monahan at 805-340-1356 or Faye McDonald at [email protected] or 805-340-7525.

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