St. Patrick´s Day Parade
The 2019 parade will be held on Saturday, March 16 – St. Patrick's Day. For the first time, all parade entries are required to register online in advance. The entry form is below.
The festivities will officially kick off with the annual Painting of the Shamrock, which will take place at 11 a.m. at the center of the city, 9th Street and Phillips Avenue. The parade will be begin at 2 p.m. at the 13th Street and Phillips Avenue.
The first St. Patrick's Day Parade was held in downtown Sioux Falls in 1980. Sponsored by the St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza Committee, with help from Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual parade was designed to be a people's parade – meaning anyone can participate as long as they register in advance and they're wearing a button. The "official" St. Patrick's Day Parade buttons cost $3 each. Proceeds help to offset the costs of the parade and are also given to local non-profits, like the Special Olympics, that participate in button sales. Thank you to our sponsors Avera Health, Sanford Health, Xcel Energy and the Holiday Inn City Centre.
Contact Valerie Willson for more information.
Visit the Sioux Falls Irish Club's Website www.SouthDakotaIrish.org
Registration deadline is March 9, 2019