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March 9, 2023
Reminder, no matter the weather! St. Patricks Day Parade, this Saturday, March 11th, at 1 pm

REMINDER!! The 48th Annual SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held this Saturday, March 11th, at 1 PM in downtown Cedar Rapids.  If you can't make the parade, you can watch it LIVE on KCRG TV 9.2 at 1 PM. For the Parade Participants: Staging Areas open at 11:00 AM - all entries should bring their parade […]

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February 26, 2023
Join the FUN!!  SaPaDaPaSo Irish Hooley fundraiser!! Sunday, March 5th

Mark your calendar to attend the March 5th Irisih HOOLEY Fundraiser. Sunday, March 5th, at the Veterans Memorial Building on the bridge.  Doors open at 1 PM with LIVE Irish Music by WYLDE NEPT Door prizes, raffles, silent auction, food, face painting & merchandise.  All proceeds support the SaPaDaPaSo St Patrick's day parade! Adults $5.00, […]

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March 18, 2018
2018 Parade Winners & Awards

Irish Colleen:  Jayden Faille     Past-President:  Tammy Maneely Guest Judges:  Megan Turner, Host of Alliant Energy's Power House Dale Todd, Vice President of Development, Hatch Development Group Chad Shipman, Chair, Iowa Irish Festival Family Award Judges:  Ed McGinty Memorial Award:  Lori Nylund Pat Fitzpatrick Memorial Award:  Molly Claypool Jimmy Duggan Memorial Award:  Jimmy Bullock Jerry Harrington […]

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March 18, 2017
2017 Parade Winners

Family Awards   Don Raher Memorial Award for the "Best Overall Costume": #28- Harrington Clan Snakebusters - "Who You Gonna Call? - All Participants   Jerry Harrington Memorial Award for the "Most Wholesome/Heartfelt Entry": #7 -Glynn Gang -Willy McWonka and the Irish Oompa Loompas   Jimmy Duggan Memorial Award for the "Best Family Representation": #17 […]

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January 28, 2017
2017 Irish Hooley Flyer

Come join us for a great time!

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January 28, 2017
2017 SaPaDaPaSo Parade Rules

Read the 2017 Parade Rules Here

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January 27, 2017
2017 Buttons

The 2017 SaPaDaPaSo buttons, as shown on the right, are available!  The cost is only $1.00 each and the proceeds help support the St. Patrick's Day Parade. To get yours, send an email to [email protected].

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December 2, 2016
2018 Parade Entry Forms Available February 1, 2018

The 2018 SaPaDaPaSo parade entry forms will be available February 1, 2018.  

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March 24, 2016
2016 Parade Winners

Family Awards Don Raher Memorial Award for "Best Overall Costume" #11: 1850 - A Sad Farewell to Ireland- We're Going to Amerikay!! - Flaherty Family Jerry Harrington Memorial Award for "Most Wholesome/Heartfelt Entry" #11: 1850 - A Sad Farewell to Ireland- We're Going to Amerikay!! - Flaherty Family Jimmy Duggan Memorial Award for "Best Family Representation" #11: […]

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January 25, 2016
Here's to Another Batch of Olde No. 17 Irish Potato Stout Beer!

In 2015, to mark the 40th anniversary of the parade, SaPaDaPaSo collaborated with Quinton McClain, owner of Lion Bridge Brewery in Czech Village, to release a special Irish potato stout called Olde No. 17, named by SaPaDaPaSo members. It was a dry Irish stout with an added 100 pounds of potatoes. Quinton made two 300-gallon batches […]

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It all began on August 30, 1975, when WMT Radio announcer Dick Hardiman reported that it was only 200 days to St. Patrick’s Day. 
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Every year prior to the parade, SaPaDaPaSo members nominate an Irish Colleen.
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We are a 100% volunteer organization also looking for more volunteers
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