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2015 Parade Awards

Find out who won awards at the 2015 parade, held Friday, March 13, 2015.

2016 Parade

The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 12:00 pm in downtown St. Louis. The parade takes place "rain or shine." It will begin at 18th and Market streets, and proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market streets. Visit the Parade Route page for additional route details.

Regularly noted as one of the top in the country, the parade will be comprised of over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000+ marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 250,000 spectators, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, are expected to attend, packing the streets with smiling Irish eyes and festive green attire.

We welcome our dignitaries, from Ireland and the St. Louis area. Our guests will join Hon. Francis Slay, Mayor of St. Louis; Hon. Steve Stenger, St. Louis County Executive; other local and regional officials, and the parade's general chairman in leading our parade.

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Irish VillageFood and drink will be sold at numerous locations along the parade route. Many of the booths will serve soft drinks, hot dogs, burgers, bratwurst, and beer, along with other snacks and novelties. In addition, visit the Irish Village, at Kiener Plaza for food, fun, and entertainment all day long.

We are launching a family-friendly area to watch the giant helium character balloons close-up as they are being inflated. Come watch as Murphy the Leprechaun, the Irish Flag, and all of the other balloons rise up before your eyes. We will have a volunteer available to answer all of your questions. The inflation will be in Aloe Plaza, near the corner of 18th and Chestnut, between the hours of 8am to 11am.

Enter Your Unit in the Parade

If you are interested in having a float/unit in this year's parade, fill out the unit application form.


Finally, consider being a Parade Volunteer. Whether individually or with a group, it is a fun way to be involved and view the parade.


Hilton St. Louis at the BallparkThe Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel is the official hotel of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Run. For information on special St. Patrick's Day Parade and Run room packages, visit the Hilton's Hotel Specials page.

Johnny on The Spot is our sole source provider for restrooms on the parade route. If you need a portable facility please contact their office at 314 863-8874.


More Information

Additional information on the parade is available by viewing the Parade Route and Frequently Asked Questions.

47th Annual
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 12, 2016
12:00 pm
Downtown St. Louis
Parade Chairman: Joseph W. Milligan
Parade Director: Vincent C. Via

Parade Route
Irish Village
Unit Participation Process
Volunteer Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Past Parade Award Recipients


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