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St. Patrick's Day Parade and PaddyFest

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The Irish Marching Society is a charitable organization whose main purpose is to promote Irish culture and preserve an American custom of Irish immigrants and descendants marching down their American city streets on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate our heritage and contribution to this great nation.

The parade will begin at 3:00pm. 

After the parade, come to the party at Prairie Street Brewhouse. 

City of Rockford Pipe Band
McNulty Irish Dancers
Irish Band: Danny's Gone Rogue
Irish Band: The Tooles
Irish Band: Athas (A-hiss means Joy)
Irish Performer: Andreas Transo

Visit the website for information about the parade route, ticketing, entertainment and parking.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown


Prairie Street Brewhouse: From the East --- Take East State Street heading West toward the river. Turn right on Jefferson, then right on 1st street. At the second intersection, turn left on Prairie Street. Proceed across Madison Street and the building will be ahead on your right. Entrances are on the north and south sides of the building. ---- From the North --- Take IL251/North Second Street south, past Sinnissippi and the Nicholas Conservatory. Turn right on Y Blvd and follow that as it curves to the left and turns into Madison Street. Proceed down Madison Street and turn right at either Hill or Prairie Street. Entrances are on the north and south sides of the building.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and PaddyFest