THE GRAND PARADE XXIX
MARCH 15, 2014
PARADE is the only interstate St. Patrick's Day Parade in the USA and is viewed by tens of
thousands of people along the route from Rock Island, Illinois across the
Mississippi River through Davenport, Iowa. The
A Mass at St. Mary's Church, Rock Island, IL is celebrated at 10:00 am. The parade begins at 11:30 AM at the corner of 4th Ave and 23rd St in Rock Island and winds its way west thru downtown Rock Island following 4th Ave to 20th St to 3rd Ave to 17th St to 2nd Ave to the Centennial Bridge, where it crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines St. in Davenport and then north to 3rd St. and east on 3rd to Harrison St and then south on Harrison to conclusion at 2nd St.
Parade organizers are most interested in participants expressing the spirit of St. Patrick, including marching bands, musical groups, decorated floats, novelty entries and walking units, especially Irish family walking units. The parade is already at its limit for cars, trucks, and vans. For safety reasons, throwaways from parade participants are not allowed. The Society also strictly prohibits the distribution by Parade participants of any paper items including, but not limited to, brochures, leaflets, flyers, and coupons.
A BIG THANK YOU
to our contributors and supporters for
MAKING THE PARADE HAPPEN
Steve's Old Time Tap - Rock Island
Parade applications are available from Julie Walton at
or call 563-505-9779.
All parade units will be judged in the following categories: Best Commercial, Best Irish Float, Most Unique Entry, Best Irish Family Walking Unit, Best School Group, Best International, and the Five Judges' Trophy.
The trophy winners will be announced immediately following the Grand Parade XXIX at the Post Parade Bash, which will be held at a THE RIVERCENTER, IN DOWNTOWN DAVENPORT from 1:00 to 4:30PM.
|Best Irish Family Walking Unit:|
|Best Irish Float:|
|Best Commercial Entry:|
|Most Unique Entry:|
|International Trophy - Best Non-Irish Entry:|
|Best School Group:|