Welcome to Hilton Head Ireland!
Ready for the 2017 Parade? We are!
RAIN OR SHINE, the parade is on! See everyone Sunday - remember to spring forward on your clocks!
Your parade committee is closely monitoring the weather and will be providing updates in the coming days. We will be getting our updates directly from the National Weather Service out of Charleston. The parade is a rain or shine event and we look to making it as fun as always. We will keep everyone up to date via this page and our Facebook Page.
Founded in 1983 by local business icon Tom Reilley and a few friends and family, the Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade has grown to become one of Hilton Head Island’s most beloved and popular annual events. Upwards of 25,000 spectators (in a town of approximately 40,000 permanent residents) line Pope Avenue each spring to enjoy floats and marching groups representing local businesses and charities, high school and university marching bands, the U.S. Marine Corps Band from Parris Island, pipe and drum bands, a procession of local dignitaries, and the always popular Shriners with their hilarious antics.
Over the years the Parade has also featured the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales, military jet flyovers, and Nashville recording star Michelle Murray among other special attractions. Our parade was been recognized in 2002 as one of the Top 20 Tourism Events in the Southeast. This is a wonderful honor and our community is very proud.In 2013 the Parade received a commendation from Hilton Head Island’s Town Council in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
Hot Dog Let's Have a Parade! - 09-Feb-2017
Let's go nuts! - 09-Feb-2017
Steve Riley Named 2017 Grand Marshal - 09-Feb-2017
2017 Entries Welcome! - 22-Jan-2017
Express Clydesdales Featured in Hilton Head Parade - 22-Jan-2017
To be a part of our parade, gather your group and enter a float, either one of your own making or a commercial float from our suppliers. All floats compete for five different awards. Click here to enter.
It takes many hard working individuals to make a parade happen. And they will all tell you how much fun helping in this event is no matter how tired they are! If you love a parade, click here to join us!
Opportunities to support the Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade Presented By iSelectMD are available at many levels. Click here to help us continue this great family event.