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St Patrick's Parade and PaddyFest 2024

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We are having the St. Patrick's Parade & PaddyFest on March 16th, 2024!! Parade LINE UP is at 2:00PM Parade KICKOFF at 3:00PM March in the Parade! Join us by marching in this year's 2023 St. Patrick's Parade. Head to the Parade Registration page now to register your Family, Clan, Business.

Parade Route

The Parade route differs slightly this year. Line up is still the RPS 205 (BMO) parking lot for staging. The Parade runs up 7th Street to Charles to State, crossing the river and proceeding to Main then turning left onto Main Street and disbanding near the park District Administration Building (the old post office). State St. bridge and Davis Park will be great places to view Operation Emerald Water, the Rock River turning bright green!

PaddyFest Entertainment


Embassy Suites is catering the event. Options include:

  • $22 Traditional Irish meal: Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, steamed carrots, and a cookie.
  • $16 Kid’s meal: Hot dog, mac & cheese, fruit, and a cookie.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

St Patrick's Parade and PaddyFest 2024
  • March 16, 2024
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront & Rockford Conference Center
  • $10 Adults 12 and under free for PaddyFest