The Washington D.C. 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade
The 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. was held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00 Noon, and will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W., in our Nation’s Capital.
We had bright blue skies, an no snow, although it was a bit chilly!
Thank you to all of those who marched in the parade, and the spectators who braved the cold to come out and watch!
Congratulations to our 2017 Trophy Winners!
Best in Parade: National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks Float
Best Visiting Band: Bishop Moore Catholic High School: The Black and Gold Brigade, Orlando, FL
Best Band: Citywide Goldstarz Marching Band, Baltimore, MD
Best Musical Group: William C. McGinnis Middle School Marching Band and Cadets, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Best Marching Unit: U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Alexandria, Virginia Division
Youth Marching Unit: Clearwater High School Marine Corps JROTC, Clearwater, FL
Best ROTC Unit: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership Corps of Cadets, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia
Best Pipe Unit: District of Columbia Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Washington, D.C.
Best Antique Car: To Be Announced
Best Antique Fire: 1969 American LaFrance Fire Truck, owned by the Dowd Family
Best Dance Group: Tinkus San-Simon Filial Virginia
Best Pet Unit: Greenbelt Dog Training Parade Drill Team, Greenbelt, MD
Best Novelty Group: Dignity/Washington, Washington, DC
Francis J. Tiernan Marshal’s Award – Most Enthusiastic: O’Neill James School of Irish Dance, Arlington, VA
Daniel F. Sullivan Memorial Award – Irish in Public Service: Dog Tag Bakery, Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to our 2017 Honorees! The 2017 Theme is “Irish in Public Service’ an is embodied by our 2017 honorees:
Grand Marshal: Cody Keenan, Former Director of Speech Writing for the White House
Gael: Keith Carney, President of FedNet
Division Marshals: Ralph Day, John McShane, and Susan M. Hoffman
Irish Heritage Night at Nationals Park – Tuesday May 2, 2017
The mission of the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington, D.C. is to foster the understanding of and celebrate the Irish culture in America. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held annually in Washington, D.C., since 1971. This annual affair has grown from what was little more than a leisurely stroll by a few hundred participants on Massachusetts Avenue to a mile long, two-hour celebration of Irish culture along Constitution Avenue.