61st Anniversary of the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sponsored by Consumers Energy and Soaring Eagle
March 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
We helped to collect over 1500 pounds of food to help feed the hungry in our community.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 parade to be held on March 20th! It’s never too early to start planning your float.
The 2015 parade on March 15th began at 2:00 p.m. at Center and Park Avenues and disbanded at Wenona Park on Water Street. Entries included the St. Patrick’s Day Queen’s float, marching bands, pipe bands, drill teams and floats. All was led by the 2015 Parade Marshal, Mike Campau, to celebrate the Irish, our community and the beginning of spring.
Please join us and we hope you and yours have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Slainte!
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