Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association
P.O. Box 40744
Philadelphia, PA 19107
St. Patrick’s Day Observance Assoc.
P.O. Box 40744
The Officers and the Board of Directors cordially invite your organization to participate in our display of Irish Culture in honor of Saint Patrick - The Patron Saint of Ireland - The Annual Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year's parade will be Sunday March 12, 2017.
The Theme of the 2017 parade is: St. Patrick, Protect and Guide our Police Officers
The Grand Marshal of the 2017 parade is: Barney Boyce.
March 12th is Daylight Saving Time, SO IT WILL AFFECT THE PARADE THIS YEAR.
The parade will begin promptly at 11:15 AM at 16th & JFK. We will discuss this at our general meetings, which will be held at the Double Tree Hotel at Broad & Locust Sts. in Philadelphia, on Thursday January 12th, and February 9th, 2016 at 8:00 PM. You are required and encouraged to attend one meeting where you must also pick up your parade badges. Our first general meeting will be Thursday January 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM and you know what the weather can be like in February, so plan on attending the January meeting. If any meeting is cancelled due to weather, there will be an announcement on KYW 1060 AM and I will also post info on our Website Home Page. If you are from out of the general area of Philadelphia, we do not require you to travel to the meetings, but you must contact me to let me know.
Parade Application Fee: The application fee to march in the parade is $ 150.00 if the application is received or updated to tell us whether you are participating before December 30. This fee includes two associate memberships for the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association.
The following groups will be exempt from this fee: Children from School Groups or Organizations (not Alumni) & Bands. We will still require exempt groups to fill out an application for our records and to be placed in the Line of March. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.
DO NOT SCHEDULE ANY POST PARADE CELEBRATIONS BEFORE 3:30 PM OR YOU MAY BE PAYING FOR TIME YOU WILL NOT BE USING!
We also require
each participant in your organization to purchase an official Parade Badge to
be worn on the day of the parade. Badges must be ordered on your application
form below. You may combine the Application Fee and Badge money in one check,
but please write the breakdown on the check.
Non Profits RECEIVED BY January 15th $ 150.00
Non Profits Received after January 15th $ 250.00
Corporate Participants Fee $ 500.00
Badge Fees are Payable:
Small Badges cost $
2.00 each and lower if you buy in larger lots.
Large Badges are $ 15.00 each and you can buy any amount that you choose.
Below please find an application, a parade agreement and a television biography sheet. Please fill out these pages online and send a check for $150.00 plus badge money. All applications and supporting documents must be received by December 30th. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Parade fees received after January 15th will after increase to $ 250.00, so please try to get your application in on time.
In Honor of St. Patrick,
THERE IS NO DRINKING ALLOWED IN THIS
NO THROWING OF CANDY OR ANYTHING ELSE BY THE GROUPS IS ALLOWED IN THE PARADE.
Please note there are 2 sections below, The "Online Application" and the "Television Biography". Both must be filled out before clicking the "Submit" button. A confirmation email will be sent to you shortly after submitting the application. Please print a copy of your application and keep it for future reference.
All the fields in the form below are REQUIRED. If you do not have information for a field (i.e. no mobile phone number), please put an X in the field.
Please give me 2 different people’s email addresses for contacting you in case someone's email address changes!
Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association of Philadelphia Parade Application
Please carefully fill out JUST the two fields below. An email will be forwarded to the email address within minutes with a link for you to FINISH filling out the application.
It's very important that you do finish the application.