THANK YOU to everyone who participated, attended and covered the 2013 South Side Irish Parade. We could not have done it without your support. Here is some coverage of the 2013 parade:
Chicago Tribune: Traditions honored during South Side Irish Parade
Bevery-Mt. Greenwood Patch: Family and tradition on display at South Side Irish Parade
Related: Photo gallery
NBC Chicago: South Side Irish Parade draws thousands
Chicago Sun-Times: Live coverage
Please read the Parade Info page for information on parking restrictions and street closures.
The parade has received lots of news coverage as of late. Here are some of the highlights:
Beverly Review: South Side Irish Parade Line of March
Fox Chicago: Fox’s Pizza Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With South Side Irish Parade
CBS 2 Chicago: Stricter South Side Irish Parade Steps Off For 2nd Year
Chicagoist: What Does The South Side Irish Parade Mean To You?
DNAInfo Chicago: Should Chicago be the ‘American Headquarters of St. Patrick’s Day?
Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch: South Side Irish Parade Survival Guide
Southtown Star: Irish Set To Parade Down Western Avenue
Need a portable restroom for your parade day event or business? Click here to download a PDF with more information.
Thanks to everyone who came out to 115 Bourbon Street on Friday, February 15th for the pre-parade fundraiser. The parade would not be possible without your help and we appreciate the community’s continued support. View a photo gallery of the event at Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch and read a report on the event from The Southtown Star.
We’re pleased we have the opportunity to honor Chicago’s first responders as grand marshals of the 2013 South Side Irish Parade. The grand marshal announcement received widespread coverage, linked below:
- DNAInfo Chicago on the announcement
- NBC Chicago video interview with Meg Connelly and Margaret Rose Keating
- Fox 32 Chicago report with live video from the parade press conference
- Chicago Tribune video featuring parade co-organizer Joe Connelly
We thank all first responders and their families for their sacrifice and service.
In addition, the parade’s guests of honor were announced at the fundraiser. It’s been a great year for many of our local schools’ sports teams and we’re pleased to welcome Brother Rice’s Rugby team, Leo’s track and field team, Marist softball, Mt. Carmel’s football, and St Rita’s hockey team as guests of honor at the parade.
Grand Raffle tickets are available for purchase until parade day. Find out where to buy them here.
The South Side Irish Parade store (10934 S. Western Avenue next to O’Brien’s Pub) is open from noon to 6pm on Wednesdays and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. T-shirts and other merchandise will be on sale there as well as tickets to any upcoming SSIP events.
January 21st, 2013
There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Wednesday, January 21st at 7pm at 115 Bourbon Street. A committee meeting will follow at 730pm. Refreshments will be served.
November 21st, 2012
Congrats to Annie Gorman of Marist High School for designing a great new logo for our t-shirts. All the area schools participated in the contest. See Annie’s design and read more about the contest in The Beverly Review.
September 17th, 2012
The Halfway to the South Side Irish Parade fundraiser on September 15th was a success. Read about the event in the Southtown Star.
Thanks to all the volunteers, businesses and neighbors who donated their time and money to our cause: a safe, family-friendly parade everyone can be proud of. Keep checking this site, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed for more updates on parade-related events.
Previous 2013 Parade News:
Halfway to the South Side Irish Parade Party
Join in the start of a new tradition: The Halfway to the South Side Irish Parade Party is the official kickoff event for the 2013 South Side Irish Parade which will be Sunday, March 10th.
The first 300 people to buy tickets on line will be entered in a special raffle to win a personalized Street pole banner (normally $225.00) that will be on display the month of March. You will also get a miniature banner suitable for framing.
The $30 per person ticket includes a great buffet and all of the beer, wine or soda you can drink. There will be raffles, games of chance and performances by the amazing Larkin and Moran Brothers.
All proceeds from the party will go toward the costs of the 2013 South Side Irish Parade.
The next planning meeting for the 2013 South Side Irish Parade will be September 4th, 2012 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at 115 Bourbon Street.
2012 Parade News: