St. Louis hosts quite a few parades each year, with the St. Patricks Day Dogtown Parade being on of the most popular! Every March the people of St. Louis descend upon the Dogtown neighborhood to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Dogtown is an Irish-American neighborhood that sits just south of Forest Park in south St. Louis city.
With very strong Irish roots, it is no wonder the Dogtown area has become the go-to destination each and every St. Patrcks Day. Home to many Irish bars and restaurants, Dogtown attracts an enormous crowd of spectators as well as participants in the Dogtown Parade.
When: Every St. Patricks Day
Where: Dogtown Neighborhood: Oakland Ave and Tamm Ave
Time: Parade Starts around 10AM
The parade is a family oriented tradition of honoring St. Patrick. It takes place in the Dogtown region of St. Louis City – with the majority of the parade route being Tamm Avenue. The parade is put together by the Ancient Order of Hibernians with the help of the Shriners. The parade consists of hundreds of floats designed by local businesses, families, and organizations. In between floats you may get the chance to see the Shriners driving around in their funny small cars, doing donuts and crazy driving tricks!
So you want to enter the Dogtown Parade float?
Every year, the parade organizers receive hundreds of requests to join in the float. Click the link below to submit your request!