Countdown to the 66th Annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade! March 19th 2017!

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!

2017 Holyoke Grand Colleen Application

All Holyoke St. Patrick's Grand Colleen entries must be mailed by Friday, December 23, 2016.

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2017 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Float Application

All Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Float applications must be returned to the Float Committee by Feb. 1st or float will not be judged on Parade day.

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Sister Jane Morrissey chosen 66th Grand Marshal of Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade

Sister of St. Joseph Jane F. Morrissey is the choice of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Committee to be the 66th Grand Marshal of the annual parade in March, officials said Wednesday.

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Holyoke’s ‘Homecoming’ is a Year-round
Labor of Love

It was only a few days after the last marchers had passed the reviewing stand at the 65th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but committee members were already hard at work breaking down that event and beginning work on the next one. It’s been this way since the beginning, in 1952, for what committee members prefer to call a ‘homecoming’ rather than a parade.

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Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A History

Since 1952, Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day parade has been a ‘must’ on the calendars of almost everyone in the valley. Mass Appeal toured the archives and spoke with parade veterans about Holyoke’s biggest, brightest day.

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Cead Mile Failte
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)!


Get Ready for the 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Race held on March 18, 2017

Event Registration Opening Soon


In Memorium

WGBY, Channel 57 our local PBS affiliate is Broadcasting the entire Parade LIVE Sunday, March 19, 2017 at noon.