Grand Parade Route & Irish Fest
The St. Patrick’s parade starts just south of downtown on S. Pearl Street at the intersection of E. Washington Street where the Catholic Church is and proceeds north. It then turns left (west) onto N. Water Street and continues to N. Shawano St where it ends just before the Dairy Queen. The Irish Fest big top tent is by Festival Foods near where the parade ends.
Map: Parade Route
Irish Entertainment Night Location
New London High School, 1700 Klatt Road – On the south-west edge of town out Wyman St / Pershing Rd. Held in the auditorium.
Irish Ceili Location
Crystal Falls Banquet Facility, 1500 Handschke Dr. – Located on the north end of town behind the AmericInn. (From N. Shawano St. turn east onto N. Ridge Dr.) Rear entrance.
Parade & Irish Fest Parking
There are public parking areas adjacent to the downtown areas, however they generally fill up quickly. Many park along residential streets around the downtown. Parking along city streets is only allowed between the hours of 6 am to 3 am during the winter.
Link: Parking Restrictions (pdf)
Please observe the No Parking signs that are posted along the parade route and North Water Street east of the parade route. The Shawano St. bridge will remain open to traffic during the parade.