March 12, 2017

Northwest Side Irish Parade

MARCH 12, 2017

The Northwest Irish Parade is a celebration of faith, family, and heritage on the Northwest side of Chicago. Now in our 14th year, the Northwest Side St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee has grown. The Committee was founded with the goal of bringing the Chicago’s Northwest side area a celebration of Irish involvement in the American experience.

Last years parade was a tremendous success, as our friends and families have greatly expanded.

The marketing opportunities for the Northwest Side Parade Guide distributed to over 50,000 people, all Parade-day participants, and the multiple events that lead up to the parade are very exciting. Our first eleven years, NWSI had thousands in the community participate in the parade, a gallant endeavor by all. We’ll have more surprises for the Northwest Side this year and with a little luck maybe we’ll even beat last years’ attendance record.

Friends of the Northwest Side St. Patrick's Parade can support the event through a variety of fundraisers. Contributions ranging from a $5.00 raffle ticket to Parade Corporate Sponsorship's through the $25,000.00 level help us underwrite the donations, cost of staging, promotional materials, and security. We are available to discuss sponsorship opportunities with you at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you can support this great event and local charities fund raiser.

Northwest Side Irish Parade Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, furtherance and promotion of American Irish Celtic & Gaelic traditions and histories, which benefits the general public and our local communities. We welcome all ethnic friends and family to join the Irish in celebration; it is after all a celebration of friends and families here on the Northwest Side of Chicago. For everyone that is Irish and Irish at heart!

The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is an all-volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to promote our Irish Heritage, through organizing and managing the parade. All proceeds go directly to the parade.  We have raised funds and awareness for many charitable communities over the past eleven years. Misericordia, Muscular Dystrophy and Helmets to Hardhats are just a few.

Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to thank the families and businesses that have supported the celebration over the past eleven years. Our festivities would not be possible without your support. We assist to local charities and look to get involved in more worthy causes in the near future. We at the Northwest Side Irish are always on the look out for a good deed to do. So please contact us with any suggestions you might have. Finally, let's all remember; let's make this Northwest Side's St. Patrick's Day Parade FUN!

For everyone, the Irish and the Irish at heart...