The Parade


Saturday March 10th
12PM – Parade Begins
11AM – Musical Bands & Entertainment (at Ahlgrim Funeral Home at Vallette & Spring Road, Prairie Path & Spring Road & McKinley at Spring Road)


The parade will begin at the intersection of Wilson Street & Spring Roads & continue North on Spring Road in Elmhurst.

Now ranked as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Chicago area, a record crowd is expected this year in the western suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois. Ample parking, security & planning will make for comfortable viewing conditions for all family members.

The parade features floats, marching units & animated characters along with local organizations, businesses & clubs. Don’t miss your chance to see over 80 floats, Irish Dancers, the Shannon Rovers, local team mascots – Benny the Bull, Southpaw & Tommy Hawk. Chicago Highlanders, Medinah Clowns, Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra, featuring the world’s largest drum & the York High School Marching Band.

The parade is only the beginning to this festive day – for the food, music & fun is sure to continue as Elmhurst merchants, restaurateurs & friends welcome visitors for this special community celebration.

Current Parade Committee Members

Jim O’Connor – Chairman

Dave Thompson – Head Marshal

Todd Benson • Jim May • Scott LaMorte • Charity Ahlgrim • Lena Benson • Ron Planz • Ben Gray • Vicky Ferguson • Don Murray • Paul Krohn • Deputy Chief Mike McClean • Sergeant Steve Wright • Chief Bill Anaszewicz • Mike St John • Bill Olsen • Ken Bartels • John Quigley • Paul Kelty • Bob Robertson • Bill Gooch • Ryan Koop • Grant Markgraf • Rich Reichert

Want to help plan & setup the next parade? Join our committee!

Contact Jim O’Connor   630-834-0300