The Manchester St.Patrick's Parade has teamed up again this year with New Horizons to collect non-perishable food items during the parade to help your local food pantries.
Welcome to the 2015 St Patrick's Parade
The 20th anniversary Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on March 29, 2015.
The parade will step off at Noon, RAIN OR SHINE, and proceed from Salmon to Central Street.
2014 Grand Marshal
The St. Patrick’s Parade committee has announced that Sr. Patricia Sullivan RSM has been named Grand Marshal of the 19th annual Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 30. Each year, the parade names a Grand Marshal who is of Irish heritage and Catholic faith, who has contributed to the betterment of the greater Manchester area.
Sr. Pat is a nun of the Sisters of Mercy and a former director of the NH Catholic Charities. Since 2010, she has been a member of the Northeast Community Leadership Team for the Sisters of Mercy. She was also previously the president of the NH Regional Community.
Thomas J. King Award
Former Manchester Alderman Mike Lopez has been named the Thomas J. King Award winner for 2014. The Thomas J. King Award is named in honor of the parade founder and former Manchester police chief. It recognizes an individual, who is not of Irish heritage or not of Catholic faith, who has contributed to the betterment of Manchester or greater Manchester.
Lopez is highly active in the Veteran’s community. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years in postings around the globe. Lopez was the head of the Manchester Veteran’s Council for many years and has been involved as a member or officer in a variety of veteran’s organizations.
When a group of citizens, made up of both members and non-members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, conceived the idea of a St. Patrick’s Parade in Manchester in 1995, Lopez was involved in that planning effort. In fact, he played a crucial part in staging and managing the first few parades until Parade Committe members learned what it took to succeed at such an effort. The instant success and subsequent staying power of the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade can be directly attributed to volunteers such as Mike Lopez.
Help support the Manchester St. Patrick's Parade by purchasing raffle tickets! Tickets are $25 each and only 300 will be sold. The drawing takes place on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Please contact Richard Phelan (603) 635-1166 for more information or to purchase.
- First prize - $2000
- Second prize - A weekend for two at the Irish Village on Cape Cod for 2, or $500
- Third prize - Gift certificates to local Irish restaurants, or $350
- Fourth prize - Gift certificates, or $200
- Fifth -Tenth prizes - Gift certificates, or $100