Leanne Morgan, Grand Marshal, Knox St Patrick's Parade

She’s back, y’all!

Hometown sweetheart and comedian, Leanne Morgan, will serve as our 2023 St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal. Join us Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7pm!


Leanne is Back, Y’all!

Knoxville’s St. Patrick’s Parade was ready to celebrate with Comedian, Leanne Morgan as Grand Marshal in 2020. Sadly, COVID19 shut down the parade and everything around us. Knoxville would have to wait to celebrate with Leanne. Three years later, we are thrilled to announce that Leanne is back! Charming, beautiful and down right funny, Leanne…

2023 Parade is Set!

Knoxville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set Friday, March 17, 2023. Save the date and make plans now to march with us through the streets of downtown Knoxville. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Bring your group, business, team, or band and be part of the fun! Join us as we parade through downtown…

Our Gift to CCETN

We definitely shed quite a few tears on March 12th when we had to cancel the parade, (yet again), after planning and preparing for a year. Today, however, we are ALL SMILES! Thanks to our generous sponsors, participants, wonderful volunteers, and behind the scenes supporters, we were able to give CCETN $20,000! THAT is what…

Our History

Over the years, the celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day have spread nationwide, allowing all Americans to be Irish for a day. Recognizing the need for this type of celebration and wanting to acknowledge the role Irish immigrants and their families played in Knoxville’s history, Chandle Turbyville, Josh Turbyville, and Christy Watkins have brought the St. Patrick’s parade back to Knoxville. More >

Giving Back

Proceeds from the parade go to CCETN. For more than forty years, CCETN has put into action its mission to assist the most vulnerable in our area, regardless of religious affiliation, age, race, or income. With eleven programs throughout the East Tennessee region, the social services agency delivers a variety of services to thousands of people each year. More >


Join us for a walk through the streets of beautiful and revitalized downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

If you’d rather view the parade, all are welcome to watch the stroll from Hall of Fame Drive to Jackson Avenue.

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“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.”

Thank you to our sponsors, who make Knoxville’s St. Patrick’s parade possible.

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