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 Pipe and Drum band and we look forward to welcoming them back to Huddersfield again.
Parade 2019 began the moment The 2018 Parade finished and after a successful Easter family party and High Tea extravaganza, groups were invited to contact the team with plans on how they would like
to be involved.
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 thirty-two acts will line up for the parade which takes place on March 10th 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, The One Community Foundation and Cuckoos Nest who awarded grants of £4000, £2000 and £600 respectively. Thanks also to you our supporters who will help us raise over eight thousand pounds through supporting The Grand Draw, Halloween, Kenny Paul Irish night, Easter Party, the High Tea, 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 2019. 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