Josh Mancuso to Lead 2024 Parade

Known by many as “The College Mascot Guy” on social media, Josh Mancuso both delights and infuriates fans across the country with his unique brand of sports humor and shameless nods to dad life. Josh’s quick-witted video shorts have turned him into a pseudo-internet celebrity (especially with 50-something college football moms), amassing millions of views,…

Our Parade Benefits CCETN

We are so honored to have been able to bring the St. Patrick’s Parade back to Knoxville in 2017. We have loved giving so many in our sweet community the opportunity to spotlight their businesses, organizations, schools and families while bringing thousands of spectators to our beautiful downtown! What you may not know is that…

2023 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Julia Zabek, this year’s recipient of the Knox St. Patrick’s Parade John and Pat McLauglin Scholarship. Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin were the original organizers of the KSPP in the 80’s. We are honored to have a scholarship awarded to a deserving high school graduate in their memory. Presenting the scholarship is Sue McLaughlin…

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.”

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