St. Patrick Society of Peoria

St. Patrick Society of Peoria

P. O. Box 117, Peoria, Illinois 61650

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Our 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the corners of Monroe and Hancock Streets. 

New for 2018 -- Two ways to participate in the parade:

Download your application materials here, or use our new online registration and payment page!


Fees for the Parade are as follows:

  • No Fee for Bands, United States Military or United States Veterans Groups, Schools (State recognized educational units), or Scout Units
  • $30 Fee Per Unit for Antique Cars, Custom Vehicles, or Motor Cycle Units -- no group rates
  • $30 Fee for Individual Unit
  • $50 Fee for Family Unit ($40 Fee if applicant has paid 2018 St. Patrick Society Membership Card)
  • $50 Fee for Organization Unit
  • $150 Fee for Business Unit ($125 Fee if applicant has paid 2018 St. Patrick Society Membership Card)
  • $150 Fee for Political Unit ($125 Fee if applicant has paid 2018 St. Patrick Society Membership Card)

All Parade Fee Checks are to be made payable to the St. Patrick Society. 
Online payments are handled using PayPal.

A completed 2018 Parade Application Form, a signed 2018 Parade Waiver Form, and 2018 Parade Fee must be postmarked or submitted online by March 7, 2018 to guarantee a position in the Parade.

If mailed, these completed materials should be sent to:  St. Patrick Society of Peoria, Attn: Parade Chair, P O Box 117, Peoria IL 61650.

First Place, Second Place, and Third Place Certificate Awards are given in the Business, Family, and Organization Categories. The judges will use the following criteria to award points:  Theme, Presentation/Attractiveness, Workmanship/Craftsmanship, & Originality/Creativity.  The Awards will be presented to the winners during the afternoon St. Patrick’s Day Party.

The 2018 Parade Route is as follows: Monroe Street to Main Street, Main Street to Water Street, Water Street to Hamilton Boulevard. Parade vehicles will be directed to proceed across the intersection of Hamilton and Water Street to let their participants be dropped-off to proceed to the St. Patrick’s Day Party being held at the Gateway Building on the Peoria RiverFront.

Parade vehicles will be directed to park along Water Street under the Bridge or directed to proceed North on Water Street to make a right turn on Eaton Street and then to make a right turn onto the roadway at the North Entrance to Festival Park.

We will have volunteer block captains (recognizable by their safety vests) helping to direct traffic. Please follow their instructions to help the parade entries behind you continue to flow smoothly!

You may download the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route here. 

The Parade Committee & the Party Committee look forward to working with you as we prepare for the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Party. 

If you have questions about the parade, contact KC Murphy.  If you have questions about the party, contact Dann Haney.

KC Murphy, Parade Co-Chair
309-264-0729 or Click here to email

Dann Haney, Parade/Party Co-Chair
309-253-9611 or Click here to email