The Parade


Saturday, March 9th, 2019
12PM – Parade Begins


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

The best parade in Chicagoland, the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade is expected again this year to attract a large crowd here 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 along a mile stretch. 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 • 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
• Ryan Koop • Grant Markgraf • Rich Reichert

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

Contact Jim O’Connor   630-834-0300