2015 Grand Marshal Jim Dewan & past Grand Marshals
Céad míle fáilte romhat - A hundred thousand welcomes!
For our 57th year, we are honored to have Jim Dewan as the Grand Marshal!
The weather was sunny but oh so cold! However the cold couldn't stop the thousands of smiling Irish eyes at the 56th annual Detroit St. Patrick's parade. Everyone bundled up in green and came out to celebrate. The United Irish Societies (UIS) sponsors the parade and it was held on Sunday, March 16, 2014. It started on Michigan Avenue and 6th Street, continuing down to 14th Street. Click HERE for the 2014 Detroit St. Patrick's Parade Winners.
In 1959, the United Irish Societies, sponsored the first St. Patrick's Parade in Dearborn, MI. The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown. Corktown received it's name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork. The Corktown neighborhood is Detroit's oldest surviving neighborhood.
Everyone is welcomed to march in the parade. The 2015 57th Detroit St. Patrick's Parade is Sunday, March 15, 2015, starting at 12:00 noon. Be sure to mark your calendars!
A heartfelt thank you for everyone involved with the 2014 parade! There was countless hours, effort and dedication that went into making the 2014 parade the huge success it was.