From the Desk of the Parade Director


2015 marks the 18th anniversary of the Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With the continued support of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the South Carolina Irish Historical Society and the Knights of Columbus, the parade and associated activities have steadily grown in participation and attendance. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by people of all back-grounds and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the most common celebratory event of the season. Charleston, now recognized as one of our country’s top travel destinations, is rich in Irish heritage and will once again fly the Irish flag above City Hall.

To help our community celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we are asking for your support. Enclosed you will find a detailed description enabling you to advertise in our program, which will be distributed throughout the low country. Your early commitment and participation in this event will help promote and sustain Charleston’s Irish Heritage.

Your early commitment will be a large assistance in our planning for another great Parade Day. We would appreciate your ad as soon as possible but no later than January 18th. This will allow us to publish another outstanding program book. While we would like your ads as soon as possible, we will be glad to invoice you the first of February.

The Parade Committee would also like to issue you an invitation to join us as a participant in the parade or to be one of the large crown watching the Parade on King Street.


Jimmy Finnegan
Parade Director
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

Schedule of Events

March 17, 2014

8:00 AM - Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church

St. Patrick's Day Parade

9:00 AM - Stage on Radcliffe Street

10:00 AM - Step Off

11:30 AM (Approx) - Raising of the Irish Flag over City Hall



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