Press Release

Press Advisory

For Immediate Release



Northwest Side Irish Parade (NWSI)

Sunday March 12, 2017

6634 W. Raven Street

Assembly begins at 9:00 A.M.

Kick-off 12:00 P.M.

Special Guests:

NWSI Humanitarian- Allen Lynch, Medal of Honor, Vietnam Wat

Grand Marshal - Ryan Shannon


Start -- 12:00 pm Kick off begins at 6634 W. Raven (Onahan School)

End – Approximately 1:30 pm at Harlem Ave.

NWSI Official After Party -

Start --Immediately after the parade at Immaculate Conception Elementary School Recreation Center 7271 W. Talcott & End's —5:00pm

On Sunday March 11, 2018 the NWSI will host their 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will kick off at 12:00pm at 6634 W. Raven (Onahan School) and will run south up Neola Avenue to Northwest Highway north to Harlem Avenue, ending at Harlem Avenue.

There are more than one hundred parade group participants, and approximately twenty five hundred marching, along with thousands of spectators who will attend the Northwest Side Irish Friends and Family Parade.

The NWSI committee is honored and proud to announce the 2018 Grand Marshal, Ryan Shannon. NWSI 2018 Humanitarian Award recipient is Allen Lynch, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War. The 2018 NWSI Queen is Shannon Murray, her court is TBD. NWSI has added a Saint Brigid Court recipient. St. Brigid was a patron saint from Ireland who represented the “Strong Irish woman”. For the second time NWSI will pay homage to women in our community who have held exceptional strength and core morale values in their community. For more information about our honorees, please visit our website at 

More parade participants include: The Emerald Society Band, Chicago Pipes and Drums, Mullane Irish Dancers, Trinity Irish Dancers, St. Patrick’s High School, Notre Dame High School Band, William Howard Taft High School Band, O’Hare Irish Dancer, Dillon Gavin Irish Dancers, Teamsters JC 25, Sheet Metal Workers Local 73, IBEW Local 134, SEIU Local 73, CTA, Regina High School, Chicago Pipes and Drums, and many many more.

The Official NWSI After Party will take place at 7271 W. Talcott at Immaculate Conception Elementary School Recreation Center. Tickets for the after party are $10.00 per person includes a Corned Beef and cabbage dinner, beer, wine and soda. $5.00 (for children 10 and under) includes hot dog, chips and a soda. The after party includes live entertainment, face painting, balloon magic, raffles and extended family fun. The Official NWSI After Party begins at 1:00 to 5:00pm

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Teamsters Joint Council 25, Joseph Mullarkey Distributors, Buzzbox Beverages, Sheet Metal Workers Local 73, Teamsters JC 25, Moretti’s Restaurant, & EMB Consultants, Inc. with Donations from: SRL Legal Services, Eli’s Cheesecake, Hooters, Soal Academy of Irish Dance, Kisbi Coffee, Trinity Pub Chicago, Home on the Highway, Vaughn’s Pub, 5 Roses, and many more!


Media Parking available: East of Raven on Northwest Hwy (north side of Northwest Hwy parking lot across from the NWSI Review Stand)