The 69th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2024 @ 2 pm

The 2024 St. Patrick’s Day ParadeApplication is now available.  If you have any questions regarding the parade entries, please email us at

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2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

President’s Trophy:  Joppa Lodge Masons #315
Best Irish Theme:  Colonial Villa Independent Living of Midland
Best Overall:  Montrose Blueberry Festival Queen

Honorable Mentions
Best Marching Band Performance:  Central High School Band
Most Spirited & Best Showing:  John Glenn Pom Pon Team


Here is a link to the parade.

2023 Parade Marshal
Agnes (Brennan) Reder

2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Queen & Princess & Court

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

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2023 Sponsors

Emerald Sponsor

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Shamrock Sponsor

All Green Sponsors

Thank you for your support of the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

Thank you…

Knights of Columbus #4102 (River Road, Bay City) for allowing us to use the hall for parade line up
Tri-City RV for “keeping us warm”


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

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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