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March 19, 2024
SaPaDaPaSo 2024 Awards

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 49th Annual SaPaDaPaSo Saint Patrick's Day Parade!!  We appreciate the support from our community over almost five decades!  Listed below are the award winners. If you won an award but weren't able to join us at Big Grove for the awards announcements, we will contact you to get […]

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March 12, 2024
Post Parade Awards Ceremony

Join us at Big Grove Brewery immediately following the parade for a festive celebration! Whether you marched, danced, or rolled through the streets, we want to honor your participation with an unforgettable post-parade party. Let's keep the energy high and the spirits soaring as we gather to recognize the efforts of all participants. We will […]

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March 1, 2024
Who is ready to Hooley? Hooley = Boisterous Party 

The annual SaPaDaPaSo Irish Hooley Fundraiser is on Sunday, March 3rd.  This is a lively pre- St. Patrick's Day all-ages gathering featuring LIVE Irish traditional Irish music, great food, and spirits.  Doors open at 1:00 with a special guest appearance of the Z102.9 marching band, immediately followed by Wylde Nept.  The kids parade will be […]

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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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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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