Marching Orders                 Forms                 Honorees                Parade Route                 Contacts                   Photos








The 40th Annual Mahoning Valley St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 11th, 2018.  The Parade will step off at 1:00 PM and proceed north on Market Street from McClurg Road to Southwoods Avenue. Boardman has proven to be an excellent venue for the Valley’s Biggest Parade. Sponsors of the Parade this year will again be the Mahoning Valley Irish Organizations, WFMJ TV-21, and The Vindicator.  We are inviting you to join the Parade and 25,000 to 30,000 of the Valley’s finest spectators to celebrate this family tradition.


The theme of the Parade this year is “40 YEARS OF IRISH PRIDE”. Trophies will be awarded.


Leading the Parade will be our Shamrock Balloon.


The Edward J. Reese Family Reviewing Stand will be near the North end of the march and located in front of Johnny's Restaurant. Master of Ceremonies at the Reviewing Stand is Casey Malone.  The Shaffer Brothers will perform at the Post Parade Party at The Operating Engineers Hall on McClurg Road.

Like any public extravaganza, the budget grows each year and now exceeds $15,000 annually. Bands, parade specialties, printing, promotion and other costs make it necessary to ask for your help. The Parade is made up of twelve divisions, with each division sponsored by various local businesses.

Each division sponsorship includes:


1.             A Banner with your company's name to lead your division.

2.             A trophy named in your honor.

3.             A place in your division for your company to participate in the Parade.

4.             An invitation to the Pre-Parade Breakfast.

5.             Your own place on the reviewing stand.

6.             A listing as a Division Leader in Newspaper Ads and our website

7.             A full page ad in the Parade Program (10.000 copies), free to spectators along the Parade route. Camera ready copy appreciated.

Your Division Sponsorship brings you more than just civic pride, it brings you the recognition you so greatly deserve as a community leader for all you do for others. Division sponsorship is $1,000.00 made payable to the Mahoning Valley St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Robb Kale, Treasurer, 754 Wildwood Drive, Youngstown, OH 44512

For further information about your sponsorship please contact Eileen Gilmartin at 330-501-1165 or myself at 330-402-5275.

On behalf of the Parade Committee, we again thank you for your support in the past and look forward to your support in 2017.


Joyce Kale-Pesta, President

Click HERE to Download the Parade Sponsorship Letter


MAHONING VALLEY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE, INC.   754 Wildwood Drive, Youngstown, OH 44512