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2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 15, 2014
Céad míle fáilte!
CLICK HERE for the Parade Line-up as of March 5th.
LATE REGISTRATION FOR THE PARADE IS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 12th, SPACE PERMITTING.
Register for the Parade!
Late Registration Fees:
Businesses and Political Candidates: $150
Not-for-profit Groups, Families, Youth Groups: $30
Late registrations will be accepted if there is room.
Parade Registration Notes:
Parade Sponsors are
provided priority placement in the Parade. Priority spaces are very limited. No
registered entry that is not a Sponsor may march with a Sponsor.
Every business and political candidate must submit a separate form and pay a separate fee to march in the Parade.
Candidates may request to march together with other registered candidates. No candidate may carry signage or otherwise promote his or her candidacy in the Parade unless he or she has registered as a participant in the Parade.
When registering, you will need to provide a description of your Parade Entry for the parade announcers to read as you pass by the reviewing stand. (120 words or less)
New this year, per Naperville regulations, no concealed carry is permitted in the Parade.
CITY OF NAPERVILLE RULE ON THROWING OF CANDY (and other items)
2014 Grand Marshal
The 2014 Grand Marshal is Mike Reilly!
Mike is a bit embarrassed by all of the attention, but enjoying it as well!
Mike and some of his Irish friends and admirers at the Emerald Dinner.
(Photos courtesy Postively
Mike is an enthusiastic promoter of the the West Suburban Irish and all things Irish!
Thank you, Mike, and
Congrats to Nellie Rose Barry, the 2014 West Suburban Irish Parade Queen!
|(Photo by Positively Naperville.)|
The West Suburban Irish Parade Queen is chosen based on her Irish ancestry, and her high school and community involvement.
NCTV17 will be broadcasting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Dolly McCarthy and Kevin Dolan bring you all the parade coverage.
Watch on Channel 17 in Naperville, or through simultaneous video streaming at www.NCTV17.com.
The Parade Broadcast is generously sponsored by First Community Bank in Naperville.
2014 Parade Route and Traffic Control Plan
CLICK HERE for the Parade Route, Traffic and Parking Restrictions, and Accessibility Plan.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 PARADE SPONSORS:
Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise
State Senator Michael Connelly
Green T Services
McNulty Irish Dancers
Quigley's Irish Pub
BMO Harris Bank
Tonia Khouri, DuPage County Board
Re/Max of Naperville
Grant Wehrli for State Representative
Judge Neal Cerne
Joe Cantore, DuPage County Forest Preserve
Thanks also to the following in-kind sponsors:
The City of Naperville SECA Fund
95.9 The River
Naperville Park District
Naperville Night Out
Parade Sponsorship Opportunities:
Contact info @ wsirish.org for information.
For those participating in the Parade:
Please arrive at Naperville North High School between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Please have eneryone in your group know you lineup number so they can quickly go to your place in line.
Line-up numbers will be provided a week before the Parade to the Contact Person.
Parking at Naperville North is very limited, so please carpool or have someone drop off your participants at Naperville North.
There is NO PARADE PARKING in the West lot of the school. Please park in the lot in the Northeast corner of the school property.
Cars, floats, trucks, etc., can only enter Naperville North off of Mill Street, heading South from Ogden Avenue.
Please respect the directions given by Naperville Police officers and West Suburban Irish volunteers at the staging area.
A map of the staging area can be found by clicking here.
The Parade route, and information on handicap parking and designated viewing area, are found here.
REMINDER: the Parade Route goes under a bridge. Maximum height for any float or truck is Twelve Feet (12').
REMINDERS: the Parade is a family event, and takes place on public property. Please conduct yourselves appropriately. Please no alcohol before or during the Parade. Please do not throw candy or other objects. You may hand out candy, literature, or other objects to persons along the Parade route.
REMINDER: Please do your part to keep the Parade moving along! Be on time to start, and keep up with the group ahead of you. During the Parade, and at the end of the Parade route, please do not stop and hold up those behind you.
Great weather drew a record crowd, all decked in green, to the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Thanks to all participants!
Photos are linked HERE.
Check out our pictures from 2012 and prior years.
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Last modified: 03/05/2014