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Céad míle fáilte romhat – A hundred thousand welcomes!


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Maureen & Norm Root
Maureen & Norm Root

The streets were pack in Corktown this year! Thousands were out braving the cold, celebrating everything Irish! 

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, March 16, 2025 for the next parade!

We have the honor of having Maureen and Norm Root as our 2024 Grand Marshals! 

The 2024 Hometown Heroes are Kristina Millman-Rinaldi  – Executive Director, Detroit Dog Rescue & Stacy Sanderson-Trott & Dave Wurtz – Metro Detroit Police & Fire Pipes & Drums.

Our 2024 Parade Commentators are Patrick Johnson – Host of the Irish Music Cafe Radio Show and Jason Raithel – 104.3 WOMC Radio Station.

The 2024 International Officials are John Healy – Deputy Mayor Cty Cork, John Paul O’Shea – Former Mayor Cty Cork, Nicola Radley – Director Of Corporate Services, Mags Donovan – Senior Staff Officer & Sarah Keating – Vice Consulate Chicago.

The parade typically attracts 80,000-100,000 people, making it one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country and it features floats, marching bands, color guard units and more.

The Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade has brought together people of all cultures and nationalities in metro Detroit to celebrate Irish culture and make lasting memories. The parade is a great time to celebrate Corktown, Detroit and the positive momentum in the Corktown area.

The United Irish Societies is made up of more than 35 Irish organizations across Metro Detroit. Many members, community leaders and business professionals who make up the UIS donate time, money, and resources to ensure that the parade and other philanthropic efforts continue to be supported.

The United Irish Societies (UIS) is the organization that hosts the parade.  In 1958, the UIS hosted the first St. Patrick’s Parade in Dearborn, MI.  The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown.  Corktown received its 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.

A heartfelt thank you for everyone who volunteered and sponsored the 2024 parade! There was countless hours, effort and dedication that went into making the parade the huge success it was.