THE PARADE COMMITTEE HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS YEAR’S PARADE DUE TO CONCERNS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH.
If interested in participating in the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 14th or you would like to be a sponsor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is proudly presented by the Irish American Club Of Kalamazoo.
Friends of the 2020 Parade
Sons of Norway, Shamrock Montessori Center, WWMT, Kalamazoo Rugby Club, Willis Law, Housing Resoures, Kalamazoo County Democratic Party, Portage Area Girl Scouts, Quinn School of Irish Dance, Specialized Staffing Solutions, El Concilio and the Hispanic American Council, Congessman Fred Upton, Orrin B. Hayes, Patricia Crowley, Liberty Tax Service and the Kalamazoo Wings.
See you there!!
Join us after the Parade for a Hooley!
The Irish American Club of Kalamazoo, the Quinn School of Irish Dance and Celtic Seasons have organized a Hooley, an authentic Irish Party, as a fundraiser for local families struggling with cancer. The proceeds this year will be distributed between 2 local families to assist with expenses not covered by insurance.
Our 9th annual Hooley for Healing HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER THIS YEAR. THE COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING SOON TO DECIDE ON AN APPROPRIATE DATE. (MAP) This annual St. Patrick’s Day event will include Irish Step Dancers, music, a silent auction and other fun activities, and of course Bell’s food and drinks. The fun will begin at noon, immediately after our 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, with the doors opening at 11:00.
Read about our 2019 parade:
Our 19th annual Kalamazoo St. Patrick’s Day parade took place on, March 16th, 2019 in Downtown Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo area bicycle clubs 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 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 2019 parade included the Kalamazoo Pipe Band, putting a little “kilt rock” on the mall. Irish eyes were smiling as the Hackett Band kept in step playing 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 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 2020 parade sponsor, 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.