THE GRAND PARADE

         The Grand Parade XXXV.2 will be held August 28.   Read more here....

 

Map of parade route.

Grand Parade XXXIV Trophy Winners

Our parade is listed on
 St-Patricks-Day.com

Sing along or print out
 the words to  
"Wearin' of the Green".

Photos Courtesy of Joe Detmer and Joe Dooley

The St. Patrick Society presents a special edition Grand Parade XXXV.2 on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The Nation’s only bi-state St. Patrick’s Grand Parade will start promptly at 11:30AM at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island, Illinois. The parade will travel through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi River via the Talbot/Centennial  Bridge to W. Third Street and proceed east through downtown Davenport, Iowa along a route ending at E. Third and Perry Streets.

Parade organizers are most interested in participants expressing the spirit of St. Patrick and Irish heritage, including marching bands, musical groups, decorated floats, novelty entries and walking units, especially Irish family walking units. No motorized vehicles beyond what is necessary to pull a float are permitted. 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. All parade units will be judged in the following categories: Best Irish Float, Best Irish Family Walking Unit, Best Military Group, Best Youth Group, Best Newcomer, Best Commercial Entry, Judges Honorable Mention, and Best Parade Entry.   

Parade applications are available from Julie Walton at spsparade@me.com. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN JULY 31, 2021. Accepted units will receive staging area assignments of their position via email by August 15. 

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. 

 

 


The Society wishes to thank the following
for their generous financial support of
The Grand Parade

Me & Billy – Davenport
Sippis / Frackies - Davenport
  Steve’s Old Time Tap – Rock Island
 Kilkenny’s / Carriage Haus – Davenport
 Mac's Tavern - Davenport
Van's Downtown Pizza Pub
Theo's - Rock Island

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GRAND  PARADE  XXXIV  Trophy Winners
    
Best Irish Float:
Best Irish Heritage:
  Duax Family & Friends
  Ryan Clan (IL)
Best Commercial Entry:   Blaze Restoration
Best Irish Walking Unit:   Doonan Clan 
Best Youth Group:   Daveport Central High Army JROTC
Best Military:    U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard
Best Newcomer:    Canadian Pacific Railroad
Most Unique Entry:   Hughes Clan