2018 St. Charles St. Patrick's Day Parade Set For March 10

2018 St. Charles St. Patrick’s Day Parade Set For March 10

The St. Patrick’s Parade, hosted annually in downtown St. Charles, has become a family tradition.

Thousands of people of all ages line Main Street to watch the antics of cheerful leprechauns, listen to award-winning local marching bands, watch the elaborate and colorful floats glide down the street, pay tribute to the walking units of veterans, hear the melodic strains of the Celtic pipe bands, and see all the best that St. Charles has to offer.

The parade steps off at 2 p.m. at Main and 6th Street. The route continues down Main Street and concludes at 4th Avenue.

The Police Department is working with the parade committee to maintain safety for the parade participants and attendees. No changes have been proposed from last year’s parade proposal.

Main Street will be closed (between 5th Avenue and 7th Street) from 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No parking will be allowed on the parade and detour routes beginning at 11 a.m.

The following streets will be closed beginning at noon for parade staging:

  • Walnut Street (between 3rd Street and 7th Street)
  • North 6th Street and North 5th Street (between State Street and Main Street
  • South 6th Street, South 5th Street, and South 4th Street (between Main Street and Illinois Street)
  • Cedar Street (between 7th Street and 5th Street)

All highway traffic during the periods of time specified shall be detoured over the following routes:

  • For westbound on Route 64: south on 5th Avenue (Route 25) to Illinois Avenue, west to 7th Street, north to Route 64.
  • For southbound on Route 31: west on State Street from Route 31 to 7th Street, south on 7th Street to Illinois Street, east on Illinois Street to Route 31.
  • For eastbound Route 64 and northbound Route 31, use the reverse route.

SOURCE: city of St. Charles, Downtown St. Charles Partnership