The 69th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2024 @ 2 pm
2024 Parade Marshal
Mechelle Moran Hill
We hope you and yours have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Slainte!
All Green Sponsors
Thank you for your support of the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
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 Accordion 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.