St. Patrick's Day in Dogtown

Dogtown United has partnered with the Ancient Order of the Hibernians to jointly plan the annual parade and  Dogtown Irish festival. 



Parade Details

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in Dogtown on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The parade route is Tamm Avenue, startint at Wells Avenue running south until Manchester Avenue. Visitors may stand anywhere along Tamm Avenue for viewing. Want to be IN the parade? Apply online! Find more details, including all rules, at the AOH site

Festival DeTAILS

While the party always continues after the parade, 2018 will be the official commencement of the Dogtown Irish Festival on St. Patrick's Day. Listen to live music, find food and drinks, watch Irish dancers, and visit all of Dogtown for more entertainment that day. 


Residents and Friends of Dogtown Invited to Be In Dogtown United Parade Float

Dogtown United secured a float in the annual AOH parade, and residents and friends of Dogtown are welcome to be a part of the parade! We will tow a trailer, decorate it, and toss beads to the thousands of parade goers. A $30 donation per person, or $50 per family (2 or more people) is requested to cover the t-shirt, beads, breakfast, beverages, and a keg (for those 21+). Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend! Sign up online.



Neighborhood Meeting in February

The Ancient Order of the Hibernians and Dogtown United will attend a joint neighborhood meeting between Franz Park and Clayton-Tamm to discuss the St. Patrick’s Day festival and parade details. All are welcome to attend and learn more about this year’s events. Alderman Scott Ogilvie will present as well, and all residents are invited to nominate and elect the annual Dogtown Mayor! The meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 22 at Wilkinson School at 7 p.m.

Design the official st. pat's t-shirt

It’s time Dogtown has an official t-shirt for our special day. We’re taking designs that we will then put on a shirt and sell before and on St. Patrick’s Day. Designs should incorporate the AOH parade and the Dogtown Irish Festival, and whatever else your designer-mind believes! All designs will be shared with the Dogtown United board, who will vote on a winner. The winning designer will receive a VIP pass for the day of the parade and festival, giving that person two free drinks and free food at participating locations, as well as a $25 gift card to each restaurant along Tamm Avenue to use later. Send designs to by Friday, Feb. 9. 


Volunteers Needed on St. Pat's Day

Looking for a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dogtown? This year’s event will include our first official Dogtown Irish Festival, and we need lots of hands to help us pull this off and make it safe, fun, and entertaining for all who attend. We’re looking for volunteers to help us with entertainment (booking and arranging acts), set up and tear down (stages, barricades, etc), litter crew, and more. You will be rewarded with optimal parade viewing space, an official Dogtown Irish Festival t-shirt, as well as all the free food and booze you can handle (while still accomplishing your volunteer duties). Email us with your preferred duties, and we will set up a time with all volunteers to get started.