The 65th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on March 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Entries included the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen’s float, marching bands, pipe bands, drum and drill teams and many creative floats. Jack Frost led the 2018 Parade to celebrate the Irish, our community and the beginning of Spring.
Please join us in 2019. It’s never too
early to start planning your float.
We hope you and yours have a
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Slainte!
St. Pat’s Parade Association is accepting Nominations for the 2019 Parade Marshall. If you know of someone deserving of this honor, please submit your information (short BIO as to why they should be selected to represent their Irish heritage) and mail it to:
Bay City St. Pat’s Parade Association
Attn: Parade Marshal
P.O. Box 1304
Bay City, MI 48706
All applications must be received by November 1, 2018. Duties include attendance at the Scholarship Pageant, Radio/TV interviews, Church Services, Ceili, and of course the 1.7 mile walk down Center Ave.
Thank you for your support!!
2018 Presenting Sponsor of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
and Queen’s Scholarship Pageant
ITC Michigan – A Fortis Company
O’Connor’s Auto Outlet, 3733 E. Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
Sponsoring: Scottville Clown Band
Bay County TV will be streaming the parade live in HD at www.youtube.com/baycountymi starting around 2 PM. They will be playing the parade live on Charter Channel 190.
Bay City’s parade began in 1955 and has grown to an event that has become a celebration for the Irish and Irish at heart. The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on March 17, 1955 at 5:30 p.m. The parade started at Center Avenue and Monroe Street and disbanded at City Hall on Washington Avenue. Mr. Jim Noonan was the Parade Marshal and 10,000 people attended the parade. Sheila Tennant was the St. Patrick’s Day Queen riding the St. Patrick’s Day float that featured a “harp” theme. Parade participants included the:
- Central High School Marching Band
- Local Boy Scout troops
- Auburn Accordian Marching Band
- Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Drill Team
- AAA Furniture
- Michigan Bell Telephone
- Gillman Plumbing
- Sabourin Drugs
- Munger Civil Defense Unit
Past parades have featured the Notre Dame marching band and pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada. Among the marchers in the parade have been Michigan’s governor, Uncle Sam and a “bonafide” leprechaun. Horses, motorcycles, and Irish Wolfhounds have all been in our parades.