St. Patrick Society of Peoria

St. Patrick Society of Peoria

P. O. Box 117, Peoria, Illinois 61650


Cead Mille Failte!  A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to you as you browse the St. Patrick Society of Peoria Website.  Each year, the St. Patrick Society of Peoria sponsors the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Peoria IL held on March 17th and the 3-Day Peoria Irish Fest (Erin Feis) held during the fourth weekend in August on the Peoria RiverFront.  

The St. Patrick Society Board honors two people each year who have served and supported the St. Patrick Society and its events. The 2017 Grand Marshal is Dan Heinz, and the 2017 Irish Mother of the Year is Kathy Pablon. The Society Board CONGRATULATES these two deserving Irish supporters.  The 37th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade was held at 11:00 AM on March 17, 2017.

Awards given for parade entries are as follows:

Business Category:
     First Prize - Wheel Art Pottery Studio
     Second Prize - Wells Fargo
     Third Prize - Alter Ego Spalon

Family Category
     First Prize - Brophy Clan
     Second Prize - Callahan Clan
     Third Prize - McQuellon Clan

Organization Category
     First Prize - Peoria Rugby Club
     Second Prize - Maggie Bertram Foundation
     Third Prize - Peoria Prowlers Roller Derby

We would like to thank all of the businesses, families, and organizations who participated in the 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade sponsored by the St. Patrick Society of Peoria. 

We also appreciate all the volunteers who served as Block Captains during the Parade and those who worked at the St. Patrick's Da party on the Peoria Riverfront which was co-sponsored by the St. Patrick Society of Peoria, the Peoria Park District, and the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The St. Patrick Society Board invites you to MARK your calendar for the 2017 Erin Feis (Peoria's Irish Festival) that will be held August 25, 26, & 27, 2017 on the Peoria RiverFront.  The St. Patrick Society partners with the Peoria Park District in holding this 3-Day Irish Festival. Check out the Erin Feis website at  We are always looking for volunteers to help make this event happen.

The St. Patrick Society Board invites you to become a member of the Society and to support our efforts to remain true to our purpose as our Founders envisioned over three decades ago, “to perpetuate the heritage and history of the Irish people and to promote their ideals, traditions, and culture.”