Join us for our 13th annual St. Patrick's parade on March 16th, 2013. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on the Burdick St. Mall, at Michigan Ave. in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo. We are proud to announce the Grand Marshal for this year is the Mayor of Kalamazoo, Bobby Hopewell. (For the day it will be O'Hopewell) The parade goes on, rain, snow or sun.
If interested in participating in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16th, please call 269-372-7332 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The St. Patrick's Day Parade is presented by the Irish American Club Of Kalamazoo.
See you there!!
Read about last years parade:
The 12th annual Kalamazoo St. Patrick's Day parade took place on, March 17th, 2012 in Downtown Kalamazoo. St. Patrick, himself, 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 2012 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 2013 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 alway a stranger to you.