2017 Marks the 52nd Anniversary of the New Ulm Parade

The smell of corned beef and soda bread is in the air and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to gear up for New Ulm’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will take place on Friday, March 17, 2017 and will step off at 5 pm. This is the 52nd year of the parade, making it the longest consecutive Irish parade event in the state.

As tradition mandates, the parade route will begin at 3rd South and Minnesota Streets and proceed the wrong way up Minnesota to its conclusion at the Glockenspiel. The parade will be immediately followed by the Gathering of the Clans Banquet at Don’s Pub (known the rest of the year as the Kaiserhoff Restaurant) with entertainment by New Ulm’s Good Will Ambassadors – the O’Concord Singers performing traditional Irish tunes.

Past Irish Queens

St. Patrick's Day Parade








Pat Kearney

Pat Kearney

Parade Director

St. Patrick’s Day 52nd Anniversary Parade
Historic Downtown New Ulm
Starts:  3rd South Minnesota
Ends:  At the Glockenspiel on 4th North
Step Off:  March 17 at 5 pm

Join the Fun!

The Irish Cultural Society of New Ulm welcomes everyone to join us as we celebrate the 52nd Anniversary Parade. It promises to be an exciting display of floats, local organizations and businesses and Irish heritage.

We encourage you to be part of the fun by entering your group or organization in the parade. It is a great opportunity to show off your skills or advertise your goods and services. Free registration for all vehicles/units. Please contact the Parade Director to reserve your spot.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will assign the lineup for the parade and will notify you when you arrive for the event – just look for the person in green!

Parade Starts

Parade Ends


A Traditional Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl
Go lonraí an ghrian go te ar d’aghaidh
Go dtite an bháisteach go mín ar do pháirceanna
Agus go mbuailimid le chéile arís,
Go gcoinní Dia i mbos A láimhe thú.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.