Each year, the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Committee recognizes one person of Irish heritage and Catholic faith who has contributed to the betterment of the greater Manchester area. This person is named the parade’s Grand Marshal, and marches with their family in the parade.

Nominations for Grand Marshal are due, in writing, by midnight on October 7 for the following year’s parade. The parade Grand Marshal is selected by a committee made up of the previous Grand Marshals and is announced in January.

Nominations can be submitted in writing to: St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, P.O. Box 5051, Manchester, NH 03108. Nominations may also be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submitted using the form below.

2017 Grand Marshal: 

Al Heidenreich

Previous Grand Marshals 


If you would like to mail your nomination,
please DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE FORM and print.


Please describe the nominee's past and current community involvement. Demonstrate the nominee's involvement in the local and civic organizations. Include awards won, offices held and other special accomplishments.