Our 2017 Parade Theme is:
Congratulations to the 2017 Grand Marshal:
Congratulations to the Ring of Honor for 2017
In Honor of St. Patrick,
Michael J. Bradley Jr.
Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade
PO BOX 40744, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107
The 2017 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 12th from Noon through 3pm, will air LIVE on Fox 29!
There will be an encore of the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday March 17th also from Noon through 3pm on Fox 29!
Stay tuned to:
Fox 29 TV, www.FOX29.com
and to The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com
for additional details about this year’s parade and other exciting events!
Thank you all!
St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board
Congratulations to the 2016 Philadelphia
Saint Patrick's Day Parade Award Winners
Hon. James H.J. Tate Award
(Founded 1980, this was named the Enright Award Prior to 1986)
Sponsored by: Mike Driscoll & Michael Bradley
Group that Best Exemplified the Spirit of the Parade
Joseph Fleming Memorial Brigade
Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
Second Street Irish Society
George Costello Award
Organization with the Outstanding Float in the Parade
Sponsored by: The Irish Society
Hon. Vincent A. Carroll Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Musical Unit Excluding Grade School Bands:
Sponsored by: John Dougherty
United States Fleet Forces Band
Anthony J. Ryan Award
Outstanding Grade School Band
Sponsored by: The Ryan Family
St. Aloysius Academy Marching Band
Walter Garvin Award
Outstanding Children's Irish Dance Group
Sponsored by: Walter Garvin Jr.
Coyle School of Irish Dance
Marie C. Burns Award (Founded 2003)
Outstanding Adult Dance Group
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Emerald Society
Crossroads School of Irish Dance
Joseph E. Montgomery Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding AOH and/or LAOH Divisions
Sponsored by: AOH Div. 65 Joseph E. Montgomery
AOH / LAOH Division 61
Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Schuylkill Irish Society
Cairdeas Irish Brigade
James F. Cawley Parade Director's Award
Outstanding Irish Performance or Display Chosen by the Parade Director
Sponsored by: AOH Division 87 Port Richmond
Nicholl School of Irish Dance
Father Kevin C. Trautner Award
Outstanding School or Religious Organization that displays their Irish
Heritage while promoting Christian Values
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns
St. Katherine of Siena N.E. Philadelphia
Maureen McDade McGrory Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Children's Irish Dance Group Exemplifying the Spirit of Irish
Culture through Traditional Dance.
Sponsored by: McDade School of Irish Dance
Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance
P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded
Outstanding organization that best exemplifies the preservation of
Irish-American unity through charitable endeavors to assist those less
fortunate at home and abroad.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley
AOH Dennis Kelly Division 1 Havertown
Mary Theresa Dougherty Award (Founded 2012)
organization dedicated to serving the needs of God's people in the community.
Sponsored by: St. Patrick’s Day Observance
Pro Life Union of Philadelphia
Paul J. Phillips Jr.
Award (Founded 2012)
Outstanding parade marshal.
Sponsored by: Robert M. Gessler
Jim McGinley Jr.
Phillip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Award given to the outstanding organization dedicated to preserve
our freedom and protect us through sacrifice and compassion for others.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
Philadelphia Fire Department
Parade Director All Information is on our website at
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