Murphys Irish Day

If you like big festive street parties (with classic cars, jugglers and the occasional leprechaun riding a unicorn), beer, Irish music, wine and everything else that comes along with a perfect Irish celebration, then you won’t want to miss our Murphys Irish Day Tips for reveling in style!

Murphys Irish Day – Enjoy the Parade

Murphys Irish Day I Courtesy of Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

View the official schedule of events here: Murphys Irish Day Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. The Murphys Irish Day Parade will make its way down Main St.  The line-up will include musicians, including classic cars, youth groups, civic organizations, equestrians, canines, police and fire units, and a ten-foot-tall leprechaun, Rusty O’Flattery.

Murphys Irish Day – Enjoy Music and Vendors

Some 130 vendors offering fine arts and crafts, home-baked delicacies, souvenirs and many tasty things to eat and drink will line historic Main St.  Live entertainment with a decidedly Irish theme will be presented on two stages and along Main Street.  Bagpipe music and clog dancers will set everyone’s feet a-tapping.

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Murphys Irish Day – Find Free Parking

Street parking will be very limited on the day of the event so we encourage you to take advantage of the abundant free parking at Ironstone Vineyards and ride the shuttle. There will be two shuttles operating from 9:30am-5:30pm. The last shuttle to Murphys will be around 4-4:30pm. The last shuttle from Murphys is at 5:30pm. Pick up for the shuttle will be by the covered bridge in the parking lot next to the cave. Drop off will be by the Tasting Room.
Additional public parking is available in the Old Schoolhouse parking lot off Jones Street. Free parking will be available at the Murphys Creek Theater parking lot on Algiers St. around 12:30 p.m. – after the parade has finished and cleared. Accessible parking will be located in the Masonic Hall parking lot at Church & Surrey just a block off Main Street.  Additional paid parking may be available in private parking lots in the area.  Please remember that traffic can get very congested in the half-hour or so before the start of the parade, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get parked and find a spot to settle in if you plan to watch the parade.

Murphys Irish Day