61st Anniversary of the Bay City
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Lisa and Leslie Parade 2014The 2015 parade on March 15th begins at 2:00 p.m. at Center and Park Avenues and disbands at Wenona Park on Water Street. Entries include the St. Patrick’s Day Queen’s float, marching bands, pipe bands, drill teams and floats. All will be 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!

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History

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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

 

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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.

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