The annual Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade is an event not to be missed!
The parade is 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.
Beginning at the intersection of Wilson Street & Spring Roads & continue North on Spring Road in Elmhurst, 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.