The 2018 South Side Irish Parade will be Sunday, March 11, 2018. The parade will step off at noon from 103rd and proceed down Western Avenue to 115th Street.
The South Side Irish Parade will kick off the festivities with a pre-parade fundraiser on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 6 - 11 pm. The event is held earlier this year and will feature raffle prizes, a silent auction, the South Side Irish Parade Queen Selection, live Irish music and much more. The party will be held at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park, IL, 60803.
The 2018 Emerald Isle Mile, sponsored by Running Excels, begins at 11:30 am just prior to the start of the South Side Irish Parade. A portion of the proceeds helps offset the cost of the parade. Please visit the Emerald Mile Isle page for complete information.
The South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee announced Special Olympics Chicago will lead the 40th Annual parade as the Grand Marshal. In 2018, Special Olympics Chicago will celebrate its 50th year of offering athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The annual South Side Irish Parade is a great time to spend with family and friends, both in neighborhood homes and local establishments. We encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and help keep the annual tradition a safe, family-friendly event. Many of the Western Avenue restaurants and pubs support the parade and we hope you will support them in a responsible manner helping us ensure everyone has a safe, enjoyable parade.