Based on the recommendation of the Bay County Health Department and Bay County Emergency Services Department, who are following the recommendation of the State of Michigan Governor’s office, we are cancelling the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade that was scheduled for Sunday, March 15.  This was a difficult decision and we are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will be contacting parade applicants to inform them of this decision.
Thank you for your support of the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The 66th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2020 Parade Marshal, Donald Carlyon

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Princess and Court:

Queen:  Grace Sayles
1st Runner Up:  Hannah Schnell
2nd Runner Up:  Caytie Miller

Princess:  Isabella Busch
1st Runner Up:  Madalyn Skrzypczak

Please join us, it’s never too
early to start planning your float.

Click on this link for the parade application.

Show your support for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, order your yard sign today.

(This is an example of a Business Yard Sign.)  Click on this link for the yard sign application.  Any questions, please contact

Another way to support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is to purchase an ad in the parade book.

Click on this link for the parade book ad application.

We hope you and yours have a
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Slainte!

Questions? Click here to contact us.

2020 Sponsorships

Emerald Sponsor – Consumers Energy

Consumers logo

Thank you Consumers Energy for your generous donation to the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  We are truly grateful for your commitment to the parade and festivities year after year.  We can Count on You!

Shamrock Sponsor - McLaren Bay Region

All Green Sponsor - DoubleTree by Hilton
Bay City - Riverfront


float1Bay 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

img_0847FullSize with Meagher signPast 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.






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