Better late than never!

The St. Patrick Society presents a special edition Grand Parade XXXV.2 on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and it promises to be one of the biggest events of the year!  This free event will be filled with all sorts of activities, from green beer to live music, and you can expect it to draw thousands of people out to celebrate this fun holiday!

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for centuries as a religious and cultural festival, both in Ireland and abroad, and is named after Saint Patrick (389–461), who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. The day commemorates his death on 17 March but since the COVID ruined everything...they're hosting the giant party/parade a few months later than normal!

 

Where/When

Saturday, August 28, 2021, the Nation’s only bi-state St. Patrick’s Grand Parade will start promptly at 11:30AM at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island, Illinois.

The parade will travel through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi River via the Talbot/Centennial Bridge to W. Third Street and proceed east through downtown Davenport, Iowa along a route ending at E. Third and Perry Streets.

Parade Route

Supporters of The Grand Parade include:

Me & Billy – Davenport
Sippis / Frackies - Davenport
Steve’s Old Time Tap – Rock Island
Kilkenny’s / Carriage Haus – Davenport
Mac's Tavern - Davenport
Van's Downtown Pizza Pub
Theo's - Rock Island

Steve's Old Time Tap and the Stern Center in Rock Island will have 2 stages of live music right after the parade featuring Doug Brundies and the Dirt Road Rockers.