Quad Cities St. Patrick’s Day Parade Rescheduled for August 28
It's official, the St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Quad Cities has been rescheduled. Even though it is nowhere near the actual holiday, it will be nice to still have a chance to celebrate the Irish holiday. This year's parade has been pushed back to the end of August.
In a social media announcement on Saturday, the St. Patrick's Society of the Quad Cities announced that they are moving the 35th St. Patrick's Day Parade to Saturday, August 28th.
In that press release, officials from the St. Patrick's Day Society said,
"Disappointing as it was to postpone the march on our traditional Saturday in March, we had to consider many factors in reaching our decision. It was not made lightly. The uncertainty at the time regarding the status of the pandemic, and with concern for our parade participants and all of the businesses along the parade route, we felt it best to postpone."
Officials from the society referenced how all of the time and money that went into last year's parade were essentially a bust because of COVID-19. Last year, the St. Patrick's day announced that the 2020 parade was canceled. It was originally suppose to be help on Saturday, March 14th, 202. Three days later on St. Patrick's Day, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds closed all bars, restaurants, and implemented a lot of other restrictions with a public health disaster emergency proclamation. Illinois' Governor J.B. Pritzker followed suite and put in a shelter-in-place mandate 4 days later.
In the press release, officials from the St. Patrick's Day Society said,
"The months ahead will reveal how we are progressing in the fight against COVID. We should have a pretty clear picture by August and if we’re in the clear, we’re [going to] have a parade on August 28, “St. Vacctrick’s Day!” Stay safe and healthy….."