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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Currently, with COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, our statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations already surpassing our Spring peak, all 11 regions moved into Tier 3 effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01am.

Until further notice, registrations for the Naperville St. Patrick’s Parade will be on hold until the State, City of Naperville and DuPage County provide guidance. Please continue to check back at after January 15, 2021 for additional information, if forthcoming.

We thank you for your continued interest and support in our parade.


St Patricks Day Parade Tim Johnston St Patrick 2019Be a part of Naperville’s Signature Springtime Event!

WSI's St. Patrick's Day Parade is a family event celebrating Irish heritage and culture. It attracts over 3,000 participants and 15,00

The Parade runs in downtown Naperville, starting at Mill Street and ending at Water Street. Kickoff is at 10:00 am at Naperville North High School.

Showcase your business or organization to thousands of potential customers in our local community!

Registration for parade sponsors and participants will open on January 15, 2021.


Dr Mark Goodwin Honorary Grand Marshal 2020

2020/2021 + HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Dr. Mark Goodwin, MD is an Interventional Cardiologist with Advocate Health Midwest Heart Specialists. After graduating from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine, Dr. Goodwin completed his internship, residency and a fellowship at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. He is board-certified in internal medicine and has sub-specialty board certifications in cardiovascular disease, critical care medicine and endovascular medicine.

Dr. Goodwin is the System Medical Director of the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center at Edward-Elmhurst Health. He’s also the Medical Director of Cardiology at Edward Hospital.

A Chicagoan through and through, Dr. Goodwin hails from the Englewood neighborhood on the south side. Both sets of his grandparents emigrated from Ireland in the 1920’s. He’s a father of four, a grandfather to 3, and is honored to be this year’s Honorary Grand Marshal!

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The St Patrick's Day Parade is made possible in part by a grant from the
Special Events & Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund. The SECA Fund
is used solely for the funding of social and artistic events and entities,
providing cultural experiences for the Naperville community and its visitors.
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West Suburban Irish, Inc.
PO Box 602
Naperville, IL 60566-0602