The 62nd Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on
March 20th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m and will be led by parade marshals Jerry and Sue Blondin.
The parade association would like to thank the community for your support of the 2015 parade and for your food contributions to the Safe Harbor Kitchen. We helped to collect over 1500 pounds of food to help feed the hungry in our community.
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 Parade Queen’s float, marching bands, pipe bands, drum and drill teams and many creative 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 in 2016. It’s never too early to start planning your float.
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