APPLICATION

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you or your Organization participated in last years parade, DO NOT fill out a new application. It is much easier to simply UPDATE your application from last year. Click here to sign in.

Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association
P.O. Box 40744
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 

 St. Patrick’s Day Observance Assoc.

P.O. Box 40744
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Dear Friends:

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 11, 2018. 

The Theme of the 2018 parade is:

The Grand Marshal of the 2018 parade is:  

March 11th is Daylight Saving Time, SO IT WILL AFFECT THE PARADE THIS YEAR.

The Mass will be celebrated at ST. Patrick’s Church, at 20th & Locust Sts.  The Mass procession begins at 9:15 AM.

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 18th, and February 8th, 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 18, 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. 

Please send you check to: 
Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association
PO Box 40744
Philadelphia PA 19107

Parade Application Fees are Payable:

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. 
You must buy small badges in multiples of 25.   The prices are below in the ordering box. 

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,


Michael J. Bradley Jr.

Parade Director

info@philadelphiastpatsparade.com

 

THERE IS NO DRINKING ALLOWED IN THIS PARADE!

NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARADE !
 

NO THROWING OF CANDY OR ANYTHING ELSE BY THE GROUPS IS ALLOWED IN THE PARADE.

This is an application only and does not constitute acceptance into the Parade. All applications will be reviewed, and the Parade Director will send out all acceptance letters.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 




ONLINE APPLICATION

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.

Organization Name: E-mail:
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 30.

This is an application only and does not constitute acceptance into the Parade. All applications will be reviewed, and all acceptance letters will be sent out by the Parade Director.

By virtue of submitting this application online , in lieu of a signed signature, your completion of this application and electronic transmission to the St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association constitutes acceptance of the Hold Harmless Clause and Parade Agreement shown below.


 
HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE
It is hereby understood by the undersigned applicant that The St. Patrick's Day Observance Association, its agents and assigns are held harmless by applicant, it's agents and assigns for any injury, damage or liability by applicant, resulting from applicant's involvement with The St. Patrick's Day Observance Association of Philadelphia, Inc. and its parade in March.

PARADE AGREEMENT
It is further understood that anyone in any organization who is identified as using alcoholic beverages or controlled substances in the parade staging area or in the line of march, will be criminally prosecuted and will be barred from any future participation in the parade.

ACCEPTANCE OF HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE & PARADE AGREEMENT
Applicant hereby acknowledges reading the Parade Agreement and in particular the Hold Harmless Clause. Applicant hereby further acknowledges that the electronic submission of the Application binds the applicant and its participants, as well as its agents, servants and employees, as well as all individuals who participate in the parade in applicant's name, to the specific terms of the Hold Harmless Clause and Parade Agreement as if same were acknowledged in writing.

 
 

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