News / Announcements
November 6th, 2017
The date for next year's parade is now official! The 2018 parade will fall on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th!
September 22nd, 2016
The date for next year's parade has been set! The 2017 parade will fall on Saturday, March 11th. This is the parade's 40th year!
February 29th, 2016
The spectator guide for 2016 has now been posted. Download it in the side bar!
November 8th, 2015
Parade registration is now open! The 2016 route will be the same as 2015 except it will go in the opposite direction.
January 23rd, 2015
The 2015 parade has a new sponsor! Homewood Suites Huntsville-Downtown is offering a special rate for anyone coming to Huntsville for the weekend of the parade. The rate is $99 per night and includes a breakfast buffet. In order to get the special rate, call the downtown hotel directly at 256-539-1445 and mention the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The hotel is located at 7124 Gallatin Street SW, Huntsville, AL 35801.
December 18th, 2014
The new parade route has been posted! Check out the route page for details.
November 18th, 2014
You heard it here first: The 2015 parade is going to be held on March 14th! The parade route will be different than in recent years, so stay tuned for more information on the exact location.
March 6th, 2014
This year's Parade Court selections have been made. Head over to the court page to see who was selected!
January 26th, 2014
This year we are requesting applicants online for the Parade Queen and her Court. Simply fill out and submit the application form to be considered for the title this year!
January 19th, 2014
We are happy to announce our 2014 Grand Marshal - Stephen Stokes of Greystones, Ireland! You can check out his biography over on the Grand Marshal page. Thanks Mayor Stokes!
August 22nd, 2013
This just in... The 2014 St. Patrick's Day parade will be taking place the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day. Mark your calendars for March 15th, 2014!
March 8th, 2013
We are proud to announce our 2013 Parade Queen - Nancy Pendegraph of Huntsville! You can check out her bio over on the Parade Court page. Thanks Nancy!
March 6th, 2013
We are excited to announce that the Maple Hill Band will be entertaining the parade crowd with live Irish music!! They will be at the west side of the Courthouse starting at around 10:30am. So come early, get your spot for the parade and enjoy some music!
February 13th, 2013
We are proud to announce our 2013 Grand Marshal - Lt. Gen (Ret.) Bill Carter of Huntsville! You can check out his biography over on the Grand Marshal page. Thanks Lt. Gen Carter!
February 12th, 2013
Announcing our 2013 Parade Sponsors... Big thanks go out to the following organizations for their support which allows us to continue this wonderful St. Patrick's Day tradition:
- Presenting Sponsor - Straight to Ale
- Organizing and Volunteer Sponsor - Irish Society of North Alabama
- Queen and Court Sponsor - Finnegan's Pub
- Website and Meeting Space Sponsor - Maggie McGuinness Pub
- Photography Sponsor - Sylvester Photography
January 31st, 2013
Parade Queen Contest! This year we have decided to do an essay contest to find our parade queen and attendants. Check out the following pdf file for more information on how to enter! Deadline is February 20th.