Join us for our 14th annual St. Patrick's parade on March 15th, 2014.  The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on the Burdick St. Mall, at Michigan Ave. in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo.  The parade goes on, rain, snow or sun. We are happy to announce this year's Grand Marshal is Judy Sarkozy.

  If interested in participating in the 2014 St. Patrick's Day parade on March 15th, please call 269-372-7332 or email: margarets74@gmail.com The St. Patrick's Day Parade is presented by the Irish American Club Of Kalamazoo.

See you there!!

Read about last years parade:

Our 13th annual Kalamazoo St. Patrick's Day parade took place on, March 16th, 2013 in Downtown Kalamazoo.  Mayor, Bobby Hopewell, served as Grand Marshall. Kicking off at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Michigan and Burdick Streets, the parade traveled south down Burdick to Cedar Street, turning right on Cedar St and ending at the Knights of Columbus Hall where corned beef and cabbage was served. Over 50 local groups, families, schools, organizations and businesses participated in the annual event. Several thousand folks lined the streets of downtown Kalamazoo with green being the color of the day. Shamrocks and Irish flags adorned the warm and sunny Burdick Street Mall. Highlights of the 2013 parade included the Kalamazoo Pipe Band, putting a little "kilt rock" on the mall, St. Joseph's parish sponsoring some of the best floats ever, and a train full of leprechauns! Irish eyes were smiling as the Hackett Band kept in step playing some of everyones favorite Irish tunes. Proving that you don't have to be Irish but share a love for Ireland, the Sons of Norway and The Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association joined in our celebration. Local celebrities from television and radio,as well as several local sport teams participated. Families, proud of their Irish heritage rode in decorated vehicles or marched proudly behind banners etched with their family name or crest. Irish stepdancers kept the beat, local scouting troops, nonprofit agencies, businesses and restaurants all contributed to the fun and success of the parade by passing out treats to the onlookers. To top off such a fine day, the parade ended with St. Patrick, himself . To find out more about our club or being a 2014 parade sponsor, please call 269-372-7332.

May good luck be always your friend
through life in all that you do,
And may trouble be always a stranger to you.

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE PARADE

 

WKZO and Lori Moore

The Joe McGuire Family

Notre Dame Club of Kalamazoo

The Neil Redmond Family

Noreen Roberts

MaryAnn Cronin

Paul Smith

The Jim Sexton Family

O'Duffy's Pub

The Ed Hartmann Family

Sandy Lawrence

Dividend Mortgage

The Ample Pantry

Dan Cash

Steve Dely

Dan Alban

Heartland

Sons of Norway

The Kalamazoo Curling Club

Shamrock Montessori Pre School

The Strzelecki Family

The Hopkins Family

 

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