South Side Irish ‘Parade of Homes’ 

  Shamrock Our Blocks Decorating Contest Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day   You could almost hear the collective sigh of disappointment across the community when it was announced that this year’s South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade was cancelled for the second year in a row. Luck for us, the South Side Irish Parade Committee has a […]

Golfers Tee Up for South Side Irish Parade  

  The South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade will hold its annual golf outing Mon., Sept. 21, with added public safety measures in place. The “Halfway to Parade Day” golf outing will be held at Ridge Country Club and proceeds support the 2021 South Side Irish Parade set for Sun., Mar. 14.  “This year’s golf outing will be smaller […]

Local Catholic Schools to Lead South Side Irish Parade  

“Thankful for Catholic Elementary School Teachers,” representing 16 area schools, is Grand Marshal of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Leading the parade in the Grand Marshal unit on Sun., Mar. 15 will be principals, teachers and staff from Beverly/Morgan Park parishes, Christ the King School, St. Barnabas School, St. Cajetan School, St. John Fisher […]

Annual Events Kick Off South Side Irish Parade  Pre-Parade Fundraiser  The South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade will hold a pre-parade fundraiser on Sat., Feb. 22, 6 to 11 p.m., 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St.  The event will feature raffle prizes, a silent auction, selection of the South Side Irish Parade Queen, […]

Irish Culture and Pride in the Neighborhood

Irish culture and pride are exhibited throughout the month of March in Beverly/Morgan Park. Here are some of the cultural activities being planned.  South Side Irish Parade Steps Off on St. Pat’s Day  The South Side Irish Parade will march down Western Ave. from 103rd St. to 115th St. on St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., Mar. 17 stepping off at 12 p.m. This […]

Raise a Pint on the Rooftop

Go above the crowd for eats, beats, brews and an exclusive birds-eye view of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade at O’Brews and Views, BAPA’s rooftop parade viewing  party, Sun., Mar. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Open Outcry Brewing Co., 10934 S. Western. Join us for live Irish music by Bohola, food, […]

South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 40th Annual South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon on Sun., Mar. 11, marching down Western Avenue from 103rd Street to 115th Street. The South Side Irish Parade has grown into the largest community-based St. Patrick’s Day Parade outside of Ireland. This year’s parade will feature 100 entries including […]

Know Your Neighbors: McGarry Family

By Kristin Boza When Marty McGarry passed away after a long fight with Familial Amyloidosis in January, the whole community felt the loss. Proud Irishman and supporter of the South Side Irish Parade, McGarry and his family were named as the special honoree of this year’s parade. The family includes his wife Kathleen, and their […]

Special Olympics Chicago to Lead 2018 South Side Irish Parade

Special Olympics Chicago to Lead 2018 South Side Irish Parade Special Olympics Chicago will celebrate its 50th year of offering athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Amyloidosis Support Groups and the Martin McGarry Family are the 2018 Parade Honoree. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the support, education and empowerment […]

Sunshine, Spectators and Smiles: Another Memorable South Side Irish Parade

The South Side Irish Parade made its annual march down Western Avenue on March 12. Families, friends and neighbors lined the route to take part in the largest neighborhood-based St. Patrick’s Day Parade outside of Ireland. This year’s parade featured over 100 entries including pipe bands, marching bands, Irish dancers, festive floats and 2017 South […]