About the Parade



Elmhurst proudly presents its 19th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade,
to be held Saturday March 7th starting at noon. The parade will begin
at the intersection of Wilson Street and Spring Roads and continue north
on Spring Road in Elmhurst.

Now ranked as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Chicago area,
a record crowd is expected this year in the western suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois.
Ample parking, security and planning will make for comfortable viewing conditions for all family members.

The parade features floats, marching units, and animated characters along with
local organizations, businesses and clubs. Don’t miss your chance to see over
80 floats, marching units and such entertaining entries as Irish dancers,
the Shannon Rovers, local team mascots – Benny the Bull, Southpaw & Tommy Hawk.
Chicago Highlanders, Medinah Clowns and more, Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra, featuring
the world’s largest drum, and the York High School Marching Band.

This year’s parade grand marshal will be announced shortly – check back here

Plan to arrive early. At 11AM, we have musical bands performing and entertainment
as we await the start of the parade. Locations are Ahlgrim Funeral Home at
Vallette and Spring Road, Prairie Path and Spring Road and McKinley at Spring Road.
Come early and enjoy the music.

Celebrate Irish tradition with leprechauns, clowns, and jugglers, bagpipe players
and marching bands. The parade is only the beginning to this festive day – for the food,
music and fun is sure to continue as Elmhurst merchants, restaurateurs and friends
welcome visitors for this special community celebration.

For More Information Please Contact:

Jim O’Connor
(630) 834-0300