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Our 2017 Parade Theme is:

Congratulations to the 2017 Grand Marshal:

Congratulations to the Ring of Honor for 2017

In Honor of St. Patrick,

Michael J. Bradley Jr.

Parade Director,
Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

info@philadelphiastpatsparade.com   
www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com
PO BOX 40744, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107

 

The 2017 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 12th from Noon through 3pm, will air LIVE on Fox 29!

There will be an encore of the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday March 17th also from Noon through 3pm on Fox 29!

Stay tuned to:
Fox 29 TV, www.FOX29.com
and to The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association  www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com

for additional details about this year’s parade and other exciting events!

Thank you all!

St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board



Congratulations to the 2016 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade Award Winners

Hon. James H.J. Tate Award
(Founded 1980, this was named the Enright Award Prior to 1986)
Sponsored by: Mike Driscoll & Michael Bradley
Group that Best Exemplified the Spirit of the Parade
Joseph Fleming Memorial Brigade

Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
Second Street Irish Society

George Costello Award (Founded 1980)
Organization with the Outstanding Float in the Parade
Sponsored by: The Irish Society
Cavan Society

Hon. Vincent A. Carroll Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Musical Unit Excluding Grade School Bands:
Sponsored by: John Dougherty
United States Fleet Forces Band

Anthony J. Ryan Award (Founded 1990)
Outstanding Grade School Band
Sponsored by: The Ryan Family
St. Aloysius Academy Marching Band

Walter Garvin Award (Founded 1993)
Outstanding Children's Irish Dance Group
Sponsored by: Walter Garvin Jr.
Coyle School of Irish Dance

Marie C. Burns Award
(Founded 2003)
Outstanding Adult Dance Group
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Emerald Society
Crossroads School of Irish Dance

Joseph E. Montgomery Award
(Founded 2006)
Outstanding AOH and/or LAOH Divisions
Sponsored by: AOH Div. 65 Joseph E. Montgomery
AOH / LAOH Division 61


Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award
(Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Schuylkill Irish Society
Cairdeas Irish Brigade 

James F. Cawley Parade Director's Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Irish Performance or Display Chosen by the Parade Director
Sponsored by: AOH Division 87 Port Richmond
Nicholl School of Irish Dance

Father Kevin C. Trautner Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding School or Religious Organization that displays their Irish Heritage while promoting Christian Values
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns
St. Katherine of Siena N.E. Philadelphia

Maureen McDade McGrory Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Children's Irish Dance Group Exemplifying the Spirit of Irish Culture through Traditional Dance.
Sponsored by: McDade School of Irish Dance
Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance

James P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded 2011)
Outstanding organization that best exemplifies the preservation of Irish-American unity through charitable endeavors to assist those less fortunate at home and abroad.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley

AOH Dennis Kelly Division 1 Havertown
Mary Theresa Dougherty Award
(Founded 2012)
Outstanding organization dedicated to serving the needs of God's people in the community.
Sponsored by: St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board
Pro Life Union of Philadelphia

Paul J. Phillips Jr. Award (Founded 2012)
Outstanding parade marshal.
Sponsored by: Robert M. Gessler
Jim McGinley Jr.

Phillip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Award given to the outstanding organization dedicated to preserve our freedom and protect us through sacrifice and compassion for others.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
Philadelphia Fire Department

 

Michael Bradley

Parade Director           All Information is on our website at www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com

THE FINAL LINE UP HAS NOW BEEN POSTED.

SUNDAY MARCH 12TH IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, WHY DON'T YOU JUST TURN YOUR CLOCK AHEAD RIGHT NOW !!!!!



Rule 1:

THE PARADE IS ON EVERY YEAR,
LIQUID SUNSHINE OR SHINE !
IT DOES NOT GET CANCELLED.

Rule 2:

If I have confused you, see Rule 1

Michael Bradley
Parade Director

NEW THIS YEAR: HOMELAND SECURITY HAS ADVISED THAT ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH LICENSE PLATE AND DRIVERS INFO; IT IS NOW ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.  If you are renting a truck or trolley, you have to get that info and put it on the online application form when you get the info FROM THE RENTAL AGENCY by this March 1.

Please do not send an email with info or tell us the vehicles will have info on board.   That's not what Homeland security has asked and the vehicle will not be allowed tin the parade.

We really can't be any clearer than this, thank you, we know its extra work.

Thank you.

THE 2017 PARADE IS NOW CLOSED TO ALL NEW PARTICIPANTS.











Want to show your support? Become a sponsor of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available. Contact The St. Patrick's Day Observance Association for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Observance Association
P.O. Box 40744
Philadelphia, PA 19107



 

 
 
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