Celebrating 56 Years of Tradition
We are pleased to announce that the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade will march down the streets of Allentown, Pennsylvania for a 56th year on March 17, 2013 on St Patrick’s Day.
The first known St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Allentown in the late 1860′s. Almost a century later, in 1955, what we know as the modern day Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade was organized by business and political leaders through the St. Patrick’s Day Observance Society. The Parade ran from 12th and Hamilton Streets to the Immaculate Conception Church on Ridge Avenue.
In 2012 the Parade consisted of seven divisions. Ten Bag Pipe bands, along with many area children’s groups to mention a few, marched down the streets of Allentown’s West End. 2012 is a very busy year in the Lehigh Valley, with Lehigh County celebrating their 200th and the City of Allentown celebrating their 250th Anniversaries. We now begin to look ahead to 2013.
The Parade is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers. In order for the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade to march in Allentown each year a variety of community events and fundraisers are held. In addition, support by Lehigh Valley businesses through sponsorships and program book ads provide the funds to offset the cost of the Parade.
We have enclosed our Corporate Sponsor Package and Program Ad Book details for your review and consideration. All proceeds from our sponsorships will support the future of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade.
We look forward to your participation in the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade and thank you for your support.
2013 Allentown St. Patrick’s Committee