Saturday, March 11, 2017

Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2008
Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Seattle's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee invites you to participate in  Seattle's 46th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade being held on  Saturday, March 11, 2017 . The Parade starts at 12:30 pm from City Hall Park at 4th and Jefferson in downtown Seattle, and travels north on 4th Ave, ending at Pine St and Westlake Park where the Reviewing Stand is located.

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You are invited to join Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle, Mayor Noel Larkin of Seattle's Sister City of Galway, Ireland, and many other dignitaries, as we celebrate a holiday that has been marked by parades in America for the past 255 years, since the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York on March 17, 1762. This is Seattle's 46th Annual Official Parade with our first city-approved Parade held on March 17, 1972. We hope you can join us in 2017 to continue the tradition.

There is no charge to participate. However, organized marching or performing groups must register to participate in the Parade by completing an Application Form, while individuals are welcome to march in the parade without any pre-registration.  A route map, a link to the  Application Form, and other  Parade details can be found at, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know by return.
The Order of March and other instructions will be emailed the week prior to the Parade but on the morning of the Parade, all marching groups should start assembling around 11 am near City Hall Park at 4th Ave. and Jefferson, in order to be completely organized in place and ready to go by Noon at the latest.

If there's anything we can do to help make your participation easier, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks to you, Seattle's Parade gets bigger and better every year, and the crowds also get larger and more diverse. Your participation in 2017 will really add to our St. Patrick's Day celebrations. 
David Jacobsen                       John Keane
Parade Chair                                  Parade Coordinator
206-412-2960                                425-582-2688
Seattle's St Patrick's Day Parade is organized by a committee of the Irish Heritage Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization. The Parade is intended as a tribute to St. Patrick and a celebration of Irish tradition and heritage organized for the enjoyment and education of one and all. It is a family-friendly event; the use of profanity or derogatory terms or slurs (spoken, in music or printed on attire, signs or banners) is strictly prohibited. The Parade Committee reserves the right to deny and/or remove any entry that in its opinion breaches community standards for good taste. Participants in vehicles are prohibited from throwing or handing out any type of object (e.g., candy), in order to avoid possible injury to parade onlookers and/or children. All vehicle operators and animal owners must carry individual liability insurance coverage.
St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated annually in Seattle since the late 1800s, oftentimes involving impromptu but unofficial parades like the one above on St. Patrick's Day, 1936. Seattle's first official St. Patrick's Day Parade was held in 1972. ( Irish Seattle , 2007)
For a listing of all the Irish Week 2017 events in Seattle, visit .