Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14, 2020


In collaboration with Mayor Hancock and the City of Denver, the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being cancelled. This difficult decision has been made to ensure that we are doing our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our state.  We thank our sponsors, participants and our hundreds of volunteers who put in countless hours of their time to celebrate our City and our heritage. 


Joint Statement on Cancellation of 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade


DENVER – Theresa Melaragno, President of the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and Mayor Michael B. Hancock issued the following statement regarding the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Denver:


“Following discussions with public health officials at the city and at the urging of the Mayor during consultation yesterday and this morning, the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has made the tough decision to cancel this year’s parade due to the on-going situation surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of parade participants and attendees is our highest priority every year, and the call to cancel the 2020 parade was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing our part to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 to those who join us every year to celebrate this annual tradition. We thank the parade sponsors, participants and hundreds of volunteers who put in countless hours of their time to celebrate our city and our Irish heritage. Sláinte.


“The city continues to closely monitor and coordinate efforts currently underway to respond to and prepare for cases of COVID-19. Our highest priority during this response is to both protect and prepare our residents for any potential risk to public health and safety as this situations continues to evolve. We urge residents to follow the advice of local health authorities, including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings, as well as advice on regular and thorough hand-washing, good respiratory hygiene, and staying home if you have flu-like symptoms.”


For additional information on city COVID-19 preparations and response, please visit


Our 2020 Grand Marshal ~  Aristea Brady, Fox 31 News Anchor

Get to know Ms Brady here .....


Meet Our 2020 Queen Colleen ~ Madison Dorenkamp, Miss Colorado USA, 2019

Learn more about Madison here .....




 Parade 2020 Honors Police, Firefighters and First Responders

Thank you for your service!

Our chosen Charity, Shield616

Shield-Police Resized

  More information about Shield616 here


    Congratulations to the 2020 Little Shamrocks!






2020 Presenting Sponsor

Bellco Credit Union will be celebrating its 15th year as the presenting sponsor. “The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade represents a strong sense of community for Bellco, and we're proud to be a part of it.” said John Rivera, Bellco Senior Vice President and Chief Retail officer. “Bellco serves the financial needs of more than 344,000 members across Colorado, and we prioritize our local event sponsorship as an important way to give back to our community. We congratulate Aristea Brady on being named Grand Marshal of this year’s parade, and we thank the parade organizers for their hard work in carrying on this beloved local tradition.” Follow Bellco on twitter and Like us on Facebook.





Sponsor Information



Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery and their Nitro Irish Stout. A Premier Sponsor of the 2020 parade. Support Colorado Irish!  


Breckenridge Distillery is the "World's Highest Distillery"!  Founded in 2008, it is known for its award winning whiskey, bourbon, rye and vodka.  A Premier Sponsor of the 2020 Parade.



Want to have some year-round fun with the Celtic community? Join the parade committee and help us put on this amazing community event, plus plenty of members-only events during the year.

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