The 68th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 19, 2023 @ 2 pm


For our public protection and safety, the Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association will eliminate any candy tossing and distribution of any paper coupons, pamphlets, booklets or any printed material. It has always been and continues to be the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association’s goal to present a fun, entertaining, and safe parade. We thank our parade attendees for their understanding and cooperation.

2023 Parade Marshal

Announcement for our 2023 Parade Marshal will be made after December 6, 2022.  Watch our Facebook page and website for more information.

2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Queen Scholarship Pageant

Here is the flyer with more information.

2022 Parade Marshal

Robert Shea Jr.

2022 Parade Winners Announced
President’s Trophy:  Bay City Electric Light and Power
Best Irish Theme:  Bay Area Masons Joppa Lodge #315
Best Overall:  All Saints Central Elementary


Catch the replay of the parade, courtesy of Bay County TV
2022 Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

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2022 Sponsors

Emerald Sponsor – Consumers Energy

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Thank you Consumers Energy for your generous donation to the 2022 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


All Green Sponsor – Rair


All Green Sponsor – MDL Companies


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

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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