St. Patrick’s Day Parade
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Kalamazoo on Saturday, March 16, 2024 starting at 11:00 am. Our parade route is the same as past years, beginning on Burdick St. at Michigan Ave., traveling south to Cedar St.
If interested in participating in our 2024 St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 16th or you would like to be a sponsor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is proudly presented by the Irish American Club Of Kalamazoo.
Friends of the 2023 Parade
Slappy & The Kalamazoo Wings, State Senator Sean McCann and the Kalamazoo County Democrats, Sons of Norway, Liam the Extra Large Leprechaun, Kirk & Judy McBride, the Kalamazoo County Republican Party, Sweet Caroline’s Ice Cream Truck, Liberty Tax Service, Kalamazoo Rugby Club, the Notre Dame Club, bud & mary’s and WWMT and CW7
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023
Our St. Patrick’s Day parade took place on, March 11th, 2023 in Downtown Kalamazoo. Longtime friend of our club and MC of our Irish Fest, Liam the Extra Large Leprechaun 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 Rose St. Over 20 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 2023 parade included the Kalamazoo Pipe Band and the Kalamazoo Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps putting a little “kilt rock” on the mall. Irish eyes were smiling as they played some of everyone’s favorite Irish tunes. Proving that you don’t have to be Irish but share a love for Ireland, the Sons of Norway and El Concilio 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 step dancers 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 2024 parade sponsor or participant, please email email@example.com.
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you.