Press Release

Press Advisory For Immediate Release

Elizabeth Murray-Belcaster, 773-678-7026
Nicole Belcaster, 
Alyssa Triptow                            

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- T.B.D.
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, 2017 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 is Ryan Shannon.  NWSI  2018 Humanitarian Award recipient is T.B.D. The 2018 NWSI Queen is Shannon Murray, her court is T.B.D. NWSI has added a Saint Brigid Court  recipient. St. Brigid was a patron saint from Ireland who represented  the “Strong Irish woman”. For the first 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. Drink Wristband (optional) $5.00- 21 years & older only (included beer & wine).  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)