In the late 1800s Delano became home to a number of immigrant populations,
including Irish-Americans. Delano joins with more than 100 cities nationwide to
celebrate this Irish heritage with a parade honoring St. Patrick - a tradition
since the first St. Patrickʼs Day parade was held in Boston in 1737.
Get your group together and come join us for a St. Patrickʼs Parade in the
historic Delano district just west of downtown. The parade starts at high noon
at the Arkansas River and proceed west on Douglas Avenue to Walnut Street.
We are looking for groups that would like to participate in the parade: churches,
schools, scout groups, musicians or anyone with an idea for an entry. It can be
anything; from people marching to an elaborate float or anything in between.
The wackier the better - use your imaginations but remember the Irish theme!