"Why don’t we have a parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?"
Those few words were spoken on a Saturday afternoon in March, 1967 when several Brother Knights of Father Kealey Council 3548 were sitting at the bar of their one-room, cinder block home on Government Avenue in Norfolk, VA. The words, repeatedly spoken launched one of Norfolk’s most enduring traditions and what we know now as the “Saint Patrick’s Day Parade”.
Join Us for the 50th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade steps off at 10:00am on March 18, 2017. Don't miss the After Parade Party, presented by the Columbian Club of Ocean View starting at noon at 211 W. Government Ave featuring live bands: The Catalinas (outside) and Tidewater Drive (inside the Hall). Plenty of food and refreshments will be available as well.
Download the Parade Flyer here.
Beginning with the 2016 parade, operations were handed over from the Knights of Columbus Council 3548 to Norfolk Parade, Inc.
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
The parade is generally not cancelled for light rain. Heavy rain or other significant weather events may lead to the parade being cancelled. Please check back here on the morning of the parade for updates.
There will not be a rain date for the parade.
2017 Grand Marshall Announcement
The 2017 Grand Marshall is Dennis Ellmer!