Revelers line Bardstown Road!
The 2024 AOH St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024!
Each year, the Louisville Hibernians put together, with the wonderful help of all of our “Irish” friends, the greatest parade of ALL TIME!
Come celebrate with us during our week of annual parade events open to all.
Stay up to date by following us on our Parade Facebook Page for parade specific information and announcements. To keep up to date with ALL of our events, consider joining us on our local AOH Facebook page.
The Grand Marshal will be the Irish Person of the Year who was selected by AOH officers and members.
Special thanks to our sponsors – without them, this Parade Celebration would not be possible! Please support them…so they can keep supporting our great community!
The Ancient Order of Hibernians have a long and storied history of protecting, serving, and aiding those in need. They have continuously served others from its' humble start in Ireland to its' beginnings in America.
Today, the AOH in Louisville is proud to have a strong presence in this wonderful city. We're equally honored to be able to support local communities, those in need, and the city in general.
In fulfilling our mission to serve, the AOH understands the importance of honoring the brave men and women that serve this great community in accordance with our AOH motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.
To that end, we now honor those that rush in when others run away, those that step into chaos as others retreat, and those that save others without regard to anything other than service and honor.
We proudly present the Hibernian Hero Award yearly to the LMPD, Sheriff, LFD, and EMS person of the year. It's true a privilege to honor the first responders that allow us to do what we do by being on call for all.
For nearly 50 straight years, the Hibernians have conducted this wax-crayon Coloring Contest for Kindergarten through 4th grade students.
This long-standing tradition reinforces to our up-and-coming generation that St. Patrick was a real person who did amazing work in Ireland.
The contest also teaches the children of the deep meaning and symbolism of the Shamrock:
Each entry is carefully considered. “There’s certainly no pulling the winner out of a hat,” according to the Coloring Contest founder and head judge, Ken McKiernan. McKiernan started the contest in the early 1970’s.