The Irish Marching Society is run by a committee of volunteers who meet once per month. To contact IMS right now, use the form below. We’d be happy to answer your questions via email, or you can send us a message on our Facebook page for a faster response.

Parade and PaddyFest Volunteer needs

We are coming to you for volunteer needs because without your help we will not have a successful celebration of Irish heritage.

Please sign up for one or more of the following Volunteer needs.   All volunteers will be compensated with a free entry into PaddyFest.

Please specify which position and time slot you are volunteering for or put ANY if you have no preference.

Volunteer meeting on Thursday March 12th at 6pm at the Prairie Street Brewing to go over the details of your position.  There will be pizza and soda provided.

Please email your NAME and PHONE NUMBER to:


Line Up Marshalls: BMO Parking Lot 1:45pm – 3:15pm

Barricade Team LEAD: BMO Parking Lot 2:45pm – 3:15pm

Barricade Team END: BMO Parking Lot 3:45pm – 4:30pm


South (MAIN) Door 1:00pm – 2:30pm            NORTH Door 4:00pm -5:30pm            Dockside 3:30pm – 5:00pm

South (MAIN) Door 2:30pm – 4:00pm            NORTH Door 4:00pm -5:30pm            Dockside 5:00pm – 6:30pm

South (MAIN) Door 4:00pm – 5:00pm            NORTH Door 5:30pm – 7:00pm           Dockside 6:30pm -8:00pm

South (MAIN) Door 5:00pm – 6:00pm            NORTH Door 7:00pm – 8:30pm           Dockside 8:30pm -10:00pm 

South (MAIN) Door 6:00pm – 7:00pm            NORTH Door 8:30pm – 10:00pm

South (MAIN) Door 7:00pm – 8:00pm            NORTH Door 10:00pm -11:00pm

Banquet Room 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Banquet Room 9:30pm – 11:00pm

Children’s Area 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Children’s Area 6:00 pm – 7:30pm


What’s your question about?

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Rockford Paddyfest
  • Becoming a sponsor
  • Volunteering

Use one of these in the “subject” line, in the form on the right. It will generate an email to us, and we’ll find you an answer as quick as we can! ☘️