Parade Information

Parade Information

Parade Route


Download Final Parade Instructions and Line Up Information

Don't forget to check the St. Patrick's Day Palatine Paint the Town Green schedule


Line-up Procedures

  • For vehicles in parade take Palatine Road to Oak Street. Head north on Oak Street to the parade check-in area. (see map on page 2). There will be no southbound access off of Wood on Oak Street to the staging area. You must enter the staging area off of Palatine Road. You may receive a ticket from the Police Department for not obeying.
  • If you are dropping off children that need to be escorted to the line up area, or dropping off supplies, YOU MUST follow the instructions for vehicles in the parade and exit the staging area immediately after unloading. You may then proceed to any of the designated parking areas located on the attached map. There is NO PLACE to park in the parade line-up area or sit and wait while dropping off children or unloading items.
  • Please be considerate of residential homes in the area and refrain from parking on the streets. All parking laws will be enforced. Click here for a map of available lots.

General Instructions

  • Parade will step off at 11:00 a.m. SHARP. An outline of the route is included below, the parade starts at point “A”. Parade dispersal will be at Colfax and Smith St. There will be police officers directing traffic.
  • WATER GUNS, SUPER SOAKERS, ETC. ARE NOT ALLOWED. WE PREFER THAT CANDY NOT BE THROWN, YOU ARE ASKED TO WALK ALONG THE CURB AND HAND THE CANDY TO SPECTATORS. IF YOU ARE FOUND TO HAVE WATER GUNS, SUPER SOAKERS AND THE LIKE, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on or in the parade route.
  • Performances/demonstrations are limited to the locations indicated on the map below (3leafclover’s only) and must be limited to no more than 2 minutes per stop. Comcast will be videotaping the parade for broadcast at the corner of Wood and Plum Grove Road. Please plan performances accordingly. The parade is scheduled to replay on Comcast channel 19/35 on Monday, March 23 and 30 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, March 25 and April 1 at 3:30 PM.
  • Spacing of entries during the parade is critical to the taping of the parade. Please maintain one car length between you and the entry in front of you at all times.
  • There is NO rain date. In the case of inclement weather, the parade may be canceled.
  • AFTER THE PARADE: Do NOT plan to pick-up parade participants at the end of the parade route. Please make arrangements to pick-up away from the route PAST the diagramed disbursement areas.

The Parade will also serve as a non-perishable food and paper product drive for Journeys, The Road Home. Please promote your participation in the parade to your circle, and let them know they can bring items for Journeys to the parade for pick-up during staging, or to the Irish Market.

Items needed: Diapers, Gas Gift Cards, Normal Sized Toiletries, Bottled Water, Jelly, Tuna, Granola Bars, Nuts, Microwaveable Paper Plates and Bowls, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Disinfectant Wipes, Laundry Soap, and Dryer Sheets.

Full Journeys Wish List

Please remember that there are 40+ entries, 600+ participants,
and only a handful of Volunteers.
Please be patient with them.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND COOPERATION - HAVE FUN!!

Parade Participants

Name (alphabetical order)
Line Up #
American Legion Post 690 Color Guard
2
Borne2Dance
40
CLASS/American Legion
9
Cub Scouts of America
17
Downtown Palatine - Shop Local
43
Durty Nellie's
6
Eastern IL University
14
EMA
45
Emmett's Brewing Co.
12
Fire Department Color Guard
3
Grand Marshals, Lucky McClover and Katie M'Lady
5
Greater Palatine Area Democrats
36
Greg Sammons for Palatine Park District Commissioner
33
H&R Block
37
Hearing Care of Palatine
25
Hennessy Solutions & Service Group
44
INDIAN PRINCESS - HIAWATHA TRIBE. ALGONQUIN LONG HOUSE CHICKASAW 
38
Journeys The Road Home
8
Lake Cook Exteriors
26
Leonard's Plumbing and Electrical
39
Little Sisters of the Poor
19
Mayor Jim Schwantz, Village Council and Clerk
10
Midlothian Scottish Bag Band
35
Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce
13
Palatine Beer Club & Families
21
Palatine Dance Company
11
Palatine Fire Department
4
Palatine Historical Society
32
Palatine Jaycees
31
Palatine Park District - PAFA Spirit
16
Palatine Police Department
1
Palatine Road District
46
Palatine Rugby Club
34
Palatine Township Republican Organization
29
Pan American Bank
7
Safari Childcare
27
School Board Candidates
41
Senator Matt Murphy
28
Sisters Giving Hope
42
SportsClips
24
St. Theresa Girl Scouts
20
Stallions Gate Mustang & Ford Club
23
Tap House Grill
18
The Lucky Little Leprechauns of Dorset Ave
15
The Palatine Paddy Wagons
30
Trinity Irish Dancers
22

 

 

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2015 Presenting Sponsor Durty Nellie's 2015 Media Sponsor Daily Herald Media Group 2015 Sponsor Class 2015 Sponsor Pan American Bank 2015 Sponsor Lavelle Law 2015 Sponsor Eastern Illinois University at Harper College 2015 Sponsor Dr. Gerry Aylward & Associates, Chicagoland 4 Braces 2015 Sponsor ElizEvents, Inc.
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