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Opening Ceremony

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11:00am | 1st Street Plaza

The Irish-celebration begins at 11:00am on the 1st Street Plaza between Gia Mia and McNally's Irish Pub with our Opening Ceremony! Sit-back and enjoy live music from bagpipers and entertainment from Irish dancers! While you're there, make sure to visit the Face Painter who will help take your Irish look to another level!

  • What is the route of the parade?
    The parade starts at 6th Street and travels down Main Street to conclude at 4th Avenue.
  • Will there be an accessible viewing area for those with mobility limitations?
    The St. Charles Business Alliance is committed to making our events accessible to all. To ensure everyone's enjoyment at this year's St. Patrick's Parade, a special viewing area has been designated for those with mobility limitations. This viewing area is located by the front parking lot at the St. Charles Municipal Center, and can be identified by the blue "Reserved Seating" signage.
  • What time do the festivities begin?
    The Opening Ceremony will be taking place at 11am in the 1st Street Plaza. Following the Opening Ceremony, we encourage everyone to explore the local businesses in town, taking advantage of all the St. Patrick Sales & Specials. The parade will kick off at 2pm.
  • Is there any charge to attend the event?
    No, there is no charge to enjoy the opening ceremony, the parade, and to take pictures at our lucky photo station!
  • Where will the Lucky Photo Station be located?
    The Lucky Photo Station will be located by the corner of Illinois Street and Riverside Avenue.
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