43rd annual Irish - italian parade

Welcome to the official website of the Louisiana Irish-Italian Association.
2024 grand marshals

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Events

WHO WE ARE

LA IRISH-ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

On this site, you will find parade information as well as details regarding the events leading up to the parade On this site, you will find parade information as well as details regarding the events leading up to the parade

 

The primary purpose of this site is to deliver information about the parade, to increase awareness of the parade and the organization, to celebrate the heritage of both Irish and Italians, and overall, to contribute to the success and enjoyment that this great organization delivers annually to the people of our community.

Register Now

You can easily register your float in the parade, march with the Grand Marshals, or purchase tickets to the dinner dance. Click on the link below to register for our parade and events.

 

COUNTDOWN TO PARADE

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PARADE IS ROLLING - MAKING GROCERIES!

our announcements

Stay updated with the latest and greatest from the board regarding information about the parade.

 

Registration opens August 1st, 2024 at 6:00 pm

You can easily register your float in the parade, march with the Grand Marshals, or purchase tickets to the dinner dance through this website and link.  Simply click on the link below to register for the parade and you will receive a confirmation e-mail, confirming your registration.  We will no longer accept checks through the mail and all payments must be made online.  The link will be tested and operational on August 1, 2024 beginning at 6:00 pm.  The earlier you register for the parade, the further up in the lineup your float, truck, or walking club will be positioned.  We do not hold positions for any organization.  This registration is conditional, upon approval from our board.  This means if you were kicked out of another parade for violations of their rules and code of conduct, do not apply with our organization.

OUR SPONSORS

FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN TIME

the Irish-Italian Parade is one of the most talked about family friendly organiztaion in Metairie. We have been rolling since the early 80’s for families in the Greater New Orleans area. Over the years, our organization has grown but still mantained a family oriented atmosphere where you can take your kids and grandkids to have a good time along the route. Stand on the neutral or sidewalk side to catch tons of stuff from the 120+ units we have in our lineup. Everything from marching groups to floats to trucks, we have them all!

We are known for hosting the largest parade in Metairie that typically has anywhere between 250k to 350k people in attendance. Families from all around gather around in the early morning hours, ready to stake our their spots in preparation for our crews to pass by them. Who knew it would be so much fun, right?