The Huddersfield Saint Patrick's Day Parade Association welcomes you to its Website. The original site was created in 2003 year for our 3rd Parade. It began as a small basic site and grew into an informative and intersting archive, which gave a good outline of the Parade and what it is all about. However, the progress of technology and a software update has prompted us create this new site, which will be updated throughout the year giving information on Events and any other news.
The Parade has continued in its growth and popularity from its inception in 2001, each year striving to improve on the last, with the enthusiasm of both participants and spectators alike, ensuring it is a great success. It is generally agreed it is a fantastic Parade with the efforts of all involved, being displayed through wonderful performance, making for an enjoyable Parade all round.
This year's Parade follows the now successful format used for former Parades, with once again visiting bands and groups partaking. The Parade has managed to secure the services of Birmingham Irish Pipes and Drums and we look forward to welcoming them back to Huddersfield again.
Preparations for Parade 2017 began the moment The 2016 Parade finished and after a successful Easter family party groups were invited to contact the team with plans on how they would like to be
The committee chose a number of artistic and cultural groups and workshops began in earnest in September. They are currently working on their displays and the twenty five acts will line up for the parade which takes place on March 19th at 1pm.
Of course, in order for our family festival to be a success we need to raise funds and a big thank you to The Irish Government's Emigrant Support Programme and TheBig Lottery Fund - Awards For All who awarded grants of £4000 and £4850 respectively. Thanks also to you our supporters who will help us raise over eight thousand pounds through supporting The Grand Draw, Halloween, Irish Night, the annual booklet and countless other efforts via sales, donations and advertisements. This means that another wonderful weekend is guaranteed where Irish culture is promoted to all in Huddersfield and everyone is welcome to our fun-filled jamboree.
We do hope you enjoy using the site and the committee wishes you all the best, as we prepare for St.Patrick's Day 2017.Please note we welcome all suggestions, feedback, ideas and practical support, in order for us to keep providing a fantastic Parade!
Huddersfield St. Patrick's Day Parade Association