The South Side Irish Parade returned to Western Avenue in 2012, reviving the original tenets of the parade – faith, family and tradition. The parade committee, together with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department, worked many hours to ensure we would be able to restore the traditional values for which the parade once stood. 

We, as a committee, are committed to making the parade a success every year. We need support from local businesses, regional and national companies to help us offset the growing operational costs and increased security measures that are critical to continuing a successful family friendly 1-mile long parade through our community. We are a 501c3 organization and welcome all businesses and organizations to consider becoming a sponsor of the South Side Irish Parade. We can customize a sponsorship level to best fit your needs and help increase your reach to the South Side Irish Parade attendees and followers on our growing social media channels of Facebook and Twitter. 

If you are interested in learning more about 2014 Parade sponsorship levels or making a personal donation please contact Ellyn Caruso or Michael Nothnagel at 312-854-7079 or via email at or

Other ways to support the parade 

- Buy glassware and other parade merchandise at our online store 

- Purchase raffle tickets through the online store

- Donate. Please consider a gift that will help keep the Irish tradition marching along Western Avenue. 

If you are interested in making a donation, please email