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St. Patrick’s Day Observance Assoc.
P.O. Box 36629
Philadelphia, PA  19107


Grand Marshal and Theme Nominations for 2023 are OPEN for the General Public and Groups

Grand Marshal Nominations - We will accept nominations from Oct 1 to Oct 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM for the 2023 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and suggestions for the Theme for the 2023 parade. The Grand Marshal will be honored at many events leading up to the parade and shall lead the Parade on parade day. The Grand Marshal will be someone who exemplifies good citizenship, who brings credit to the Irish tradition and embodies the spirit and purpose of the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association. Nominations should include biographical information about the nominee, support as to why the nominee should be considered for the role of Grand Marshal, as well as appropriate contact information. 

The Grand Marshal Nomination process will follow the same format this year.   Last year we received some nominations for people with only their name with no background information.   It is impossible to evaluate all the good candidates without sufficient biographical information.   

In order to be considered, you will have to submit the entry through emails or regular mail.  Our nominating committee will then submit the information to our board for review.

The nomination must have information about the person submitting the nomination including name, address, phone and email address.   We need a background biography or resume sheet on the qualifications of why the person should be Grand Marshal. Nominations will be accepted from the general public starting October 1 and will end at 5:00 PM October 15.   

Nominations for Grand Marshal suggestions can be sent via email or postal mail starting October 1 through October 15, 5:00 PM. It can be sent to: or St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association, PO Box 36629, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 


Thank you everyone for your support! 


Colin P. Bradley
Parade Director



Please update your Parade applications asap.

Sunday March 12, 2023
The Parade Mass celebrated by Chaplain Father Kevin Gallagher, procession led by Joe Tobin and the Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe band, Bishop Shanahan High School Choir & Cantor Karen Boyce McCollum will be held at 9:15 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 20th and Locusts Streets Philadelphia.

Please visit our website and our Facebook Page, Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade for final details!

Colin P. Bradley

Parade Director
Updated 10/11/2022



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St. Patrick's Day Observance Association
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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