Murphys Irish Day2021-11-14T11:51:22-08:00

2022 Irish Day In Planning Phase!


Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 10am to 5pm
A Celebration of the Irish! Free Admission

We will be posting additional information as our plans for Irish Day 2022 take shape.  Vendor applications are expected to be available in December of 2021, parade entry applications are expected to be available in late January or early February of 2022, and more details are coming soon.  We can’t wait to welcome you back to Murphys to celebrate our Irish heritage with us!

Volunteers needed!  Are you friendly and enthusiastic about Murphys?  We could use an hour and a half of your time on Irish Day to help us manage traffic and help visitors find where they need to go on the day of the event.  In return, we’ll give you a raffle ticket for a chance to win the trip to Ireland.  Sign up here. A huge thank you to all the folks who have already signed up to help.

One of the premier annual events in the Mother Lode is Murphys Irish Day. Each year on the third Saturday in March, thousands of people from Northern California and beyond gather in the historic gold rush town of Murphys to honor its Celtic heritage and to celebrate as only the Irish can. Its picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering handcrafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast.  At 11 a.m. the swirl of bagpipes heralds a parade of marching bands, classic cars, horses, community organizations, novelty entries, and some of the finest children in the land.

Throughout the day, there is continuous entertainment featuring singers, dancers, musicians, and jugglers.  And some lucky raffle ticket buyer will win an exciting trip for two to Ireland.

All this in addition to the charming shops, fine restaurants, and tasting rooms that line historic Main Street and help create what is nationally recognized as one of the finest small towns in America.

The Murphys Business Association creates Irish Day each year with the knowledge that if you visit Murphys once you will want to return again and again.

Sponsored by the Murphys Business Association, Murphys Irish Day is a fundraiser for many community projects and non-profit organizations. For more information, contact us at

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