Re: ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
To: Michigan City Residents, Business Owners and Community Stakeholders
From: The Office of the Mayor, City of Michigan City, Indiana
Date: February 7, 2017
Subject: 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebrations
The private businesses and volunteers who organize the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade announced last week that they have canceled this year’s parade. The parade has long been an integral part of our community’s celebrations of Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day, and we share the community’s disappointment in the loss of this event; but acknowledge and respect the decision of those businesses and volunteers. We are grateful for the many successful St. Patrick’s Day parades that were provided to our community in the past and thank those businesses and volunteers involved in those successes for their time, resources, and support.
The City remains optimistic that our community will find new opportunities for a St. Patrick’s Day parade to reemerge in the future and reminds our residents and stakeholders that there will still be many opportunities to celebrate our community’s Irish heritage and traditions on St. Patrick’s Day. Numerous businesses and organizations are planning local festivities where we can celebrate, shop small, and showcase the best of Michigan City.
We encourage you to check local listings and community boards for events throughout the City and wish you all a safe and festive St. Patrick’s Day.