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. 
NOW IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to purchase it at the pre-publication price of $40 with an online order or a mail order postmarked no later than July 5, 2017. After July 5, 2017, the book will be sold for $50 (including sales tax) at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival in July and the Ohio Celtic Festival in August. After July 5, 2017, online and mail orders will also be $50 plus shipping and handling. An order form is available at 

If you would like a copy of the book at the pre-publication price, download the order form here.

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Mail this order form with check payable to: Irish American Archives Society, P.O. Box 91756, Cleveland, OH 44101-3756 before July 5, 2017. The postmark deadline will be strictly observed! Payment can also be made via PayPal on IAAS website (

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2018 Parade Theme

We would like to thank everyone for their support of the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade, which was our 175th Anniversary!  We're not through yet though....keep on eye on our website and Facebook page for the upcoming release of our official 175th Anniversary Book!

In the can start planning for the 2018 Parade!  The 2018 Parade Theme is:

Prominent Irish Pioneers of the 20th Century 

Watch the 2017 Parade!

Did you miss the Parade this year?  Did you march in the Parade and want to see how your unit looked?  The 2017 Parade will begin airing Tuesday, March 21, 2017 on Cleveland’s TV20.   You can tune in all week at 1:00pm, 7:00pm or 2:00am to watch the full Parade!

Provider:  Spectrum Cable (previously Time Warner Cable)
Channel:  96.20 or 20, depending on your TV’s configuration

Provider:  AT&T Uverse
Channel:  99, or look for the TV20/Cleveland Channel

Online:    TV20 Cleveland

Later This Week:

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2017 Parade, please contact TV20 at 216 664-3571 or 216-420-8621.

Parade Photos

Enjoy the following slideshow of the 2017 Parade prepared by Buckeye Photography!

You can also click here to check out individual photos from this year's Parade by Buckeye Photography!

Photographic prints and other novelty items (keychains, pins, magnets, DVD slideshow, etc.) are available for purchase.  All profits are donated to the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee of the United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland.

The Countdown Is On

The 2018 Parade is on Saturday, March 17th at 1:04pm.

2017 Parade Award Wiinners

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the award winning units for the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Click here to visit the Awards Page.

Thank You!

Thank you to all participants, volunteers and spectators for coming out today!  It was a great day for the 175th Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day Parade!

We'll see you on the Avenue at 1:04pm sharp!

Weather ... what weather?  This is Cleveland, we know how to dress for a cold day and we know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  We've done this now for 175 years, we'll do it again tomorrow!
Current plans for Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade are to go forward as planned.  Current forecasts call for light snow with no accumulation and temperatures in the high 30s for Parade time.  As the temperature warms up into the 40s there is a chance of light rain.

We'll see you on the Avenue at 1:04pm sharp!

Tips from the City

City of Cleveland Encourages Safe, Enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

This article includes information such as the location of the Child Reunification Center and helpful tips for getting around town on St. Patrick's Day.

Line of March

The 2017 Line of March is now available.
Check to see where your favorite units will be marching!

UPDATED Parade Route

There have been a few changes to the Parade Route for the 2017 Parade.  (Updated 02/24/17)
Please see the updated Parade Route on the Parade Route page!!  The Parade will begin on Superior Ave. at E. 18th Street and will end at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and Ontario St. 

Infant & Youth Gear Added to Parade Shop

By popular request, a few new options for infant and toddler Parade Gear have been added to the Parade Shop!


The Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade has partnered with a local vendor to offer you a variety of apparel options so you can sport the official Parade Logo while supporting the Parade!

2017 Honorees

Congratulations to the 2017 United Irish Societies Honorees

Grand Marshal:             Roger S. Weist
Mother of the Year:      Mary Angela Murphy
Inside Co-Chair:            John Patrick Lackey
Outside Co-Chair:         Margaret Lynch