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Rockford Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Paddyfest

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416 South Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101

The Irish Marching Society presents the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and PaddyFest.

Parade line up is at 2:00PM Parade Kickoff at 3:00PM. The Parade runs up 7th Street to Charles to State, crossing the river and proceeding to Main then turning left onto Main Street and disbanding near the park District Administration Building (the old post office). State St. bridge and Davis Park will be great places to view Operation Emerald Water, the Rock River turning bright green! Following the parade head down to Embassy Suites to celebrate PaddyFest. PaddyFest will kick off at 4:00 PM at Embassy Suites. 

Places to stay nearby...

Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront


Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront & Rockford Conference Center, located in downtown Rockford, defines uniqueness, featuring 160 spacious guest rooms and 22,000+ square feet of…

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Alpine Inn


With the most competitive rates in town and newly renovated rooms, Alpine Inn offers the best in clean, affordable comfort.

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Riverview Inn and Suites and Cliffbreakers Conference Center


Set along the banks of the Rock River, the Riverview Inn & Suites, Ascend® Hotel Collection, offers friendly service and spacious accommodations in Rockford.

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