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 Bassmaster 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…

Get Involved

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! There are several ways to get involved with the parade and festivities: Participate in the parade by float or walking. Watch the parade from the streets of downtown Knoxville. Become a sponsor or a vendor. Donate. Join the Cel-O’bragh-tion! If you have questions about the event, contact us…