Countdown to the 65th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade! March 20th 2016!

Welcome to the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade has been a cherished institution since 1952. Each March, our city streets fill with happy folks from near and far celebrating Irish heritage, civic pride, faith, family, friendship and tradition. A regional event attracting over 400,000 on street spectators, this Parade is the Pioneer Valley’s biggest homecoming of the year!

Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Committee Announces Float Awards

The Saint Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Float awards.

Read who the winners are...

Dan Tierney, a six-decade member of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade committee, dies at 87

Daniel E. Tierney, one of the original organizers of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade and builder of countless floats for the Parade died Sunday morning at the age of 87 just hours before the Parade began.

Read the entire masslive article here...

Enter the T-Mobile Parade Weekend Social Media
Photo Contest to Win $500!

T-Mobile is a proud Major Sponsor of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke and will be the sponsor kicking off the 2015 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade. T-Mobile has teamed up with the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke for a 2015 Parade Weekend Social Media $500 Photo Contest! Enter for your chance to win $500!

Everyone who comes to the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade, Road Race and homecoming weekend knows it is the best celebration anywhere. Let’s show the world how magical Holyoke Parade & Road Race Weekend is for all of us in the Pioneer Valley!

Click here for the official rules...

6th Grader's Float Design Chosen by
Holyoke St. Patrick's Committee

Scott Leary's idea for a float was picked by the St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke for their "Design a Float Competition." A float will be built to match his design and be used by the Grand Colleen and her court during the parade.

Read the story here...

Holyoke Belongs on Top 10 Parade List: Editorial

An online business news outlet omitted the Paper City from its list of the top 10 St. Patrick's parades. The story listed New York, Chicago and Boston as home to the top three parades leaving Holyoke out of the top 10 entirely.

Read the editorial here...

Friendly's Exec John M. Maguire
Named JFK Award Winner

John M. Maguire has been named the 2015 John F. Kennedy Award winner which is presented annually to an American of Irish descent who has distunguished themselves in their chosen field.

Read John M. Maguire's bio here...

WGBY, Channel 57 our local PBS affiliate is Broadcasting the entire Parade LIVE Sunday, March 22, 2015 at noon.

Cead Mile Failte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)!


Get Ready for the 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Race held on March 19, 2016

Registration Opening Soon


USA Today Notes Holyoke as
a Top Destination to Celebrate
St. Patrick's Day

USA Today has listed Holyoke on the top of their list of celebrations for our area.

Read the article here...