2019 Parade Sponsors

Thank you to Connor Concepts and Pilot Flying J, our newest Pot O’ Gold sponsors! Register to sponsor below: POT O’ GOLD $5,000 or more // PERKS: 10 VIP parade seats, Large parade float (14-15 ft long x 8 ft wide; holds 13-14) with colorful trimmings, personalized banner & driver included, mentions on radio &…

Walk This Way

Knox St. Patrick’s Parade travels through the streets of downtown Knoxville. The parade units will be staged on Howard Baker Jr. Blvd., travel up Church St. and turn right on Gay Street, continue over Summit Hill and make the sharp turn onto Jackson Ave. (Give your unit enough room to make the turn.) The parade…

Whiskey Compass

Party after the parade! We are thrilled to have Whiskey Compass play at the Cel-O’bragh-tion in Krutch Park Extension on Gay Street right after the parade!! Come have a pint and dance the day away. Follow Whiskey Compass on Facebook

Parade Updates!

The Knox St. Patrick’s Parade is honored to announce that fishing legend, Roland Martin, will be our 2019 Grand Marshal! We are so excited the BassMasters Classic will be in town that weekend and are thrilled to be working with them, Bass Pro Shops and Visit Knoxville. Knoxville is going to be THE place to…

A Knoxville Tradition

Saint Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday in Ireland for Irish Catholics. In America, it has become a day to celebrate Irish heritage and culture. Wanting to celebrate East Tennessee’s rich Irish heritage and acknowledge the role of Irish immigrants and Americans of Scots-Irish descent have played in the history of Knoxville, Josh &…

The Green Puddle Fund

“In June of 1979, my husband, John, and I were sitting at a bar talking about a St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Pat McLaughlin. “It always bothered him that St. Patrick’s Day was not recognized more. He always talked about organizing a parade, I just told him he was crazy.” “We all put a quarter…