It’s Time!

Sponsorship There are many ways to sponsor this year’s parade. As our event grows we have seen the growth of more events, more visitors, more media coverage and more parade participants meaning two things – more exposure for all of our sponsors and partners and more support for the thousands in need helped by Catholic…

Grand Marshal, Leanne Morgan

We are thrilled to announce that Knoxville’s favorite comedian, Leanne Morgan, has honored us by being our grand marshal. Our 2020 parade is going to be hilariously beautiful! Leanne Morgan exudes southern charm. She is a naturally funny story teller who gives an honest look at suburban life and the challenges of keeping her husband…

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…