Ancient Order of Hibernians
St. Joseph, MO
Presents the 35th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Parade
The 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Beginning at noon the Parade will start at Frederick and Noyes and finish at 5th and Felix. As it has the in the past, the Parade will include floats, Irish music and other entries celebrating their Irish heritage.
The St. Joseph Saint Patrick’s Day Parade born in 1867 and later reborn in 1986 to provide the people of Saint Joseph and the surrounding area an opportunity to celebrate their Irish heritage. In 1997, to keep the original idea of the Parade alive, the Ancient Order of Hibernians began their organization of the Parade and with the help of the people of the area have made it a growing success.
This year’s Grand Marshall will be the Frontline Hero’s who have been on the front line of the pandemic. Their contributions and sacrifices are appreciated by the Hibernians and this is our way to show our appreciation.
The Hibernians are proud to partner again with Second Harvest Food Bank and their efforts to fight hunger. Parade participants and those watching are encouraged to bring can goods to help in this fight.
While this is an outdoor event, please practice social distancing. We also encourage all to wear face coverings. We want everyone to follow their best judgment in participation during this environment, if you feel unsure about attending; there will always be another parade next year!
If you’re an interested family, business, or political candidate you’re welcomed to enter a float and participate in the Parade. The cost is $50 and the deadline to enter is March 8, 2021.
Sponsors and Businesses who make the parade possible:
Register now for the 2021 Parade
A Few Simple Rules for A Fun Day!
0 We encourage all participants to maintain social distancing and wearing of face coverings.
0 $50 Entry fee.
0 Due to Covid NO judging or awards this year.
0 Route change this year that will be taking a left on 8th St. and then right on Felix. Due to this change there is a height restriction of 16 feet because of the Arch on Felix Street.
0 Entries must have an Irish theme! Music Must be of an IRISH NATURE, please!!!
0 Objects, i.e. candy, beads, etc., MAY NOT BE THROWN from any entry. Distributing while walking is acceptable.
In this year of Covid please wear gloves to pass out candy to parade attendees.
0 Alcohol is not permitted on or with any entry. Rules are rules.
0 The parade committee will assign each entry a spot the day of the parade and we reserve the right to refuse any entry. Irish families will line up in the front followed by commercial and Best Bar floats. Horses to the back, please!
For any questions or issues please contact us.
If paying by check please click the 2021 Parade Entry form to download.
Please mail form and check by no later than March 8th, 2021 to reserve your spot.
To pay with credit card please use the PayPal entry form below.
Please use the same Contact Person when submitting credit card information
through PayPal this will ensure payment is going to the correct entry.