2021 Parade Theme


The 2021 Parade Theme will be:

Ireland’s Scenic Coastlines

The Parade Committee appreciates all of the planning, time and resources that goes into the creation of floats for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Many organizations spend months preparing their floats, and most floats were ready to go for the 2020 Parade.  Therefore, the Parade Committee has opted to carry forward the 2020 Parade Theme to the 2021 Parade.  We can't wait to see what's in store for the 2021 Parade!

Pictured above are the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, just one of the many coastlines that could be featured in the floats entered into the 2021 Parade.

Get Your Collectible 2020 Shamrock Pin


A limited number of Shamrock Pins are made each year.  This year’s Pin is definitely a collectible!
What a great time to start a child’s collection; or add to your own!  Get yours while they are still available.

Shamrock Pins are available from Parade Committee Directors, Delegates and Online.


And, if you're interested in a 2020 Guarantor Sash as a collectible,
a limited number are still available!

2020 Program Book


The 2020 Program Book is now available!


The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of the United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland presents the 2020 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade Program Book!

The Program Book is published annually and includes pertinent information about (what would have been) this year’s Parade!  You can view the 2020 Honor Roll of Parade Guarantors, Honoree Profiles and much more!

The digital edition of the book is “view only” – no downloading!  If you would like to pick up a hard copy of the 2020 Program Book, many of our member organizations will have them at their locations.

Thank You!

2020 Parade Honorees

Congratulations to the 2020 United Irish Societies Honorees


Grand Marshal:             Thomas J. Scanlon
Mother of the Year:      Kathleen Mangan
Inside Co-Chair:            Maureen Mohney
Outside Co-Chair:         Christopher Cooper

The Day We Celebrate: 175 Years of Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day Parade


Clevelanders have been gathering to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day since 1842! The history of Cleveland’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade is also the story of the Irish in Cleveland. Extensively researched, lavishly illustrated in full color, this handsome 200-page hard cover book pays tribute to one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant public celebrations.

The book is available for purchase from the Irish American Archives Society.

2019 Premium Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Directors Cup Award Winners:


The Thomas F. McManamon Executive Directors Cup

John Togher


The Raymond "Rip" & Mary Reilly Memorial Directors Emeritus Award

Scott K. Gilman


The William F. Chambers Memorial Deputy Directors Award

Margaret Lynch

2019 Parade Photos

Images of the 2019 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade have been posted by our official Parade photographer, Tony Psaltis - Buckeye Photography.

2019 Parade Award Winners!

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the award winning units for the 2019 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Click here to visit the Awards Page.