The Date is Set for the 2023 Cedar Rapids St. Patrick’s Day Parade
One of the biggest annual events in Cedar Rapids is gearing up for another great year! The Saint Patrick's Day Parade Society (SaPaDaPaSo) has announced the date for the 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade.
For the second year in a row, the Cedar Rapids St. Patrick's Day Parade will NOT take place on the actual holiday. In 2022, the organization announced that all future parades would be held on a Saturday, to allow for "greater participation & volunteer availability." The 2023 parade will take place on Saturday, March 11th at 1 p.m. This will be the 48th year for the big event.
The 2023 parade route has already been revealed, and it will start at the intersection of 3rd Ave and 6th St. As usual, the parade will then go down 2nd Ave, eventually turning onto 1st St and heading back down 3rd Ave. After passing Green Square Park, there will be one final turn down 5th St, with the parade coming to an end by the library.
If you want to take part in the 2023 SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cedar Rapids, registration is officially open! The entry fee is $30 for non-profit/private entries, $60 for commercial entries, and $200 for political entries. You can get all the information you need and sign up for the parade HERE.
St. Patrick's Day will fall on a Friday this year, which means Downtown Cedar Rapids will likely be very busy. Unfortunately, the holiday won't be on a Saturday until 2029, so it will be a few more years until the parade and the holiday fall on the same date.