Last year’s parade drew a record crowd in the thousands.
Parade entries are now being accepted for the 31st annual County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled on Saturday, March 16, along Main Street in downtown Ventura.
It will please prospective entrants to know that the entry process has become much easier this year. Just open the parade website and follow the simple all-online procedure to submit your entry form and pay via PayPal. Entry deadline is Thursday, March 7; only the first 100 entries will be accepted.
The County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade is presented each year by the Ventura Elks Lodge No. 1430. Last year’s parade, honoring first responders in the wake of the devastating Thomas Fire, drew a record crowd in the thousands.
The 2019 parade promises to be another heartfelt event. With the theme “Memories of the Past,” it will feature a very special grand marshal contingent: an esteemed lineup of past grand marshals led by the one and only Jim Monahan. A longtime and much revered civic leader including on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Monahan stepped down this year after 41 years as a Ventura City Council member.
For more information on the parade and to enter, visit venturastpatricksdayparade.com.
If you have any entry questions, call Elks Club chair Lance Baird at 805-415-2053; parade committee member Dan McGrath at 805-231-2779; or parade committee member Aaron Gaston at 805-340-8217.