43rd annual Irish - italian parade

Welcome to the official website of the Louisiana Irish-Italian Association.
2025 Grand Marshalls

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.

 

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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.

 

John’s Tuxedos Irish-Italian Special

John’s Tuxedos – a longtime sponsor of the Irish-Italian parade – is offering a special rate of $65.00 for a complete tuxedo if you get fitted before March 4th.  The tuxedo includes a coat, pants, and shirt with studs and cufflinks, along with your choice of a Red, Green, or Italian tie and cummerbund set. Make sure you tell them you want “the Irish-Italian Special.”  If you get fitted after March 4th, the rate will be $70.00.  Please place your tuxedo order in advance, and remind other parade marchers about this offer from John’s Tuxedos.

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?