Happy St. Patrick's Day


Seattle's St. Patrick's Day Parade
 12:30 pm, 
Saturday, March 12, 2016

North on 4th Ave from Jefferson St, and proceeding past the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park (4th Ave & Pine St). 

Dan O'Toole
Chief Kathleen O'Toole

Casey McNerthney
Mayor Frank Fahy
Galway, Ireland
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
2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade

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 St. Patrick's Day Parade is a family-friendly event; the use of profanity (spoken, on attire, signs or banners or in music) will not be tolerated. Participants in vehicles are prohibited from throwing or handing out any type of object (e.g., candy), in order to avoid potential injury to parade onlookers and/or children. All vehicle operators are required to have their own liability insurance coverage. The Parade Committee reserves the right to deny and/or remove any entry that it believes falls outside community standards for good taste. 
Dear Friends,

Below is the Order of March for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, 2016 . Copies will also be available on the morning of the Parade at the assembly point at 4th Ave and Jefferson and a one-page copy can also be printed off the Irish Heritage Club website at irishclub.org.

We would prefer not to have to make any changes to this Order of March, but if someone anticipates a serious problem , please let us know as soon as possible and we'll try to rearrange things. We have tried to accommodate requests to be close to or away from bands and/or loud noises, to follow certain banners, etc., and hopefully you will be happy with your position assignments. We also rotate the Divisions each year so that those who were in the last Division in 2015 will have been moved up in the order in 2016, and vice versa.

On the morning of the Parade, all marching groups should start assembling at 11 am near City Hall Park at 4th Ave. and Jefferson in downtown Seattle , in order to be completely organized in place and ready to go by Noon at the latest. All vehicles must be in place by 11:30 am or you run the risk of 4th Ave been blocked to all traffic and being unable to get through.

At 12:20 PM, the Irish flag will be raised in front of the King County Administration Building, followed by the
National Anthems of Ireland and the USA
played by trumpeters from the building parapet. PLEASE BE ALERT AND NOTIFY YOUR GROUP MEMBERS TO BE RESPECTFUL DURING THE ANTHEMS . If a band member is tuning up at that time, it is easy to miss what's happening elsewhere.

The Parade starts SHARP at 12:30 PM with Grand Marshals Dan & Kathleen O'Toole, Honorary Grand Marshal Casey McNerthney, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Galway Mayor Frank Fahy, and other dignitaries blowing the Official Starter Whistles . The parade then proceeds north on 4th Ave to Westlake Park where the Reviewing Stand is located.

As you approach the Reviewing Stand, it is particularly important for bands to stop at Pike St. to wait for the announcers to introduce you. Otherwise the announcement cannot be heard. A Parade Marshal will beckon you forward once your group has been announced.

All performing groups - bands, dancers, drill teams, etc. - are invited to pause and perform for up to one minute in front of the Reviewing Stand.

We also invite you to travel on to the Seattle Center after the Parade to enjoy the Irish Festival - the Monorail offers free travel to the Seattle Center from Westlake between 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

The Parade Chair is David Jacobsen and his cell # is 206-412-2960. Please don't hesitate to call David or John Keane (home # 425-582-2688) with any questions or concerns, or let us know by return email. 

Thanks a million to all of you for helping make Seattle's St. Patrick's Day Parade such an enjoyable event. Míle Buíochas, a Thousand Thanks!


John Keane                                David Jacobsen
Parade Coordinator                  Parade Chair
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 ORDER OF MARCH
Seattle Police Department Motor Cycle Unit
Eireannach Rothai
Seafair Pirates

Lone Piper
Department of Adult Detention Honor Guard
   IHC Logo
Grand Marshals, Honorary Marshal
Seattle Mayor, Galway Mayor
Galway Delegation, and other Dignitaries
Seattle Police Department Honor Guard
Seattle Police Pipes and Drums
Area Police Departments Officer Formation
Seattle Police Explorer Unit
Seattle Police Bicycle Unit
Seattle Police Mounted Unit
Seattle Police Antique Patrol Vehicle
Seattle Police SWAT Team Vehicle
Tara Academy Irish Dancers
Ride the Duck's Seniors Shamrock Shuttle
St. Patrick
Seattle Fire Department Honor Guard
Seattle Firefighters Pipes & Drums
Area Fire Departments Officer Formation
Seattle Fire Department Engine
Grafton Street Irish Dancers
USS Nimitz Color Guard
USS Nimitz Marching Unit
Northwest Junior Pipe Band
Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club
Notre Dame Club of Greater Seattle
Pirates of the Emerald Isle
Pirates of Treasure Island
Chief Sealth International High School
Marching Band
Whittier Wildcats Unicycle Arts
Scoil Rince Slieveloughane
Clan Chaomhanach
Irish Wolfhound Club of Puget Sound
Seattle Tacoma Irish Club
Irish Water Spaniel Club of Puget Sound
Daughters of Royalty Drill Team
O'Dea Celtic Heritage Club
Irish Setter Club of Seattle
Society of the Friends of St. Patrick in Seattle
Ulster Flag
Pedalheads Bike Camps
Denny International Middle School
Marching Band
SeaFair Clowns
Everett Eagles Junior Drill Team
Everett Eagles Senior Drill Team
Flanagan Family Groups
Seattle Gaels Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers
CHEER Seattle
West Seattle High School Marching Band
Keystone Cops
Tacoma Rangers Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers
Tacoma Yacht Club Honor Guard and Members
Momentum Music and Dance Academy
Celtic Arts Foundation
Keith Highlanders Pipe Band
Fire and Ice Irish Dancers
Seattle Seafair Pirates
O'Dea High School Celtic Heritage Club, Swim Club, Dive Team & House System Leaders
For a listing of all the Irish Week 2016 events in Seattle, visit www.irishweek.org .