Saint Patricks 2024 Events

March 16, 2024

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

March 16, 2024


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Saint Patrick's Parade

Parade Info

March 16, 2024
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Downtown rockford

See Parade Route Below

  • Parade LINE UP is at 2:00PM
  • Parade KICKOFF at 3:00PM
  • Our parade line up and route has changed so standby for those changes.
Saint Patricks Day Parade

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!


March in the Parade!

Head to the Parade Registration page now to register your Family, Clan, Business or Organization.  It’s not too late to march!


Volunteers are needed for the parade area and wristbanding areas.


PaddyFest Info

March 16, 2024
4:00PM - 7:30PM
Embassy Suites Hotel

416 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101

Join us for real Irish music and food at The Standard on State!

  • Admission to PaddyFest $10. Children 12 and under free.  
  • Wristbands can be purchased in advance from the website or at the admission tables.



Embassy Suites is catering the event. Options include:

  • $22 *Traditional Irish Buffet: Includes Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Roll, Cookie
  • $16 *Kid’s Meal (Plated): Includes: Chicken Strips, Mac and Cheese, Chef’s Choice Vegetable, Fruit Cup.

* Purchase your food tickets when you purchase your admission.  Food tickets are not a replacement for a General Admission ticket.