February 27, 2024 - Action
Walk with Local 1 at the Forest Park St. Patrick's Day Parade! All LOCAL ONE participants will get a Local 1 St. Pat's shirt! Families welcome!
Please click the link below for more info and sign up to join us!

STAGING AREA: Van Buren St. & Desplaines -- immediately north of the Blue Line (enter from Desplaines Avenue only) (For reference, the Blue Line address as 711 Desplaines Avenue). 

LINE-UP TIME: Parade line-up begins at 11 am. In order to be ready for the 1 pm kickoff, all participants need to be in place by 12:30 pm. Officials in green vests will direct you and each member of your team (as they arrive) to your parade don't worry if a team member doesn't know your parade position.

DROPPING OFF PARTICIPANTS: The staging area gets crowded and children/other participants are lined up in the street. For safety's sake (& depending on how busy it is when you arrive), we may not allow vehicles to drive through the lineup area to drop participants off so please plan ahead.

PARADE KICK-OFF/ROUTE: Parade steps off at 1 pm from Van Buren and Madison and proceeds east on Madison to Elgin Avenue (1 block west of Harlem) where you'll be directed to turn left and move along (distance is just under a mile). After the turn, please continue to move along to prevent a back up in the parade.

VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT PART OF YOUR ENTRY: No parking is available. Please plan accordingly.

TOSSING CANDY, ETC. You can toss/hand out candy, flyers, etc. to the crowd (or whatever you like) by walking alongside your vehicle -- but it is illegal to toss ANYTHING from any vehicle.


Thank you!