2016-2017 SPRINGFIELD ST. PATRICK’S PARADE COMMITTEE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please note that the Colleen and her court do not pay for any Springfield Parade Committee Sponsored event.  I am including information on the price and the contact name for each event in the event parents and guests may want to purchase tickets.

November 5, 2016

(SAT)

Annual Craft Fair at the John Boyle O' Reilly Club. Parade Committee Raffle Calendars available.
Featuring food, holiday crafts, and homemade goods.

10:00am to 2:00pm 

December 4, 2016

(SUN)

Breakfast at the John Boyle O' Reilly Club and Announcement of the 2017 Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Award Winners.


December 11, 2016 (SUN) Bright Nights Pub Crawl. Crawl starts at John Boyle O'Reilly Club.
Includes beer on the bus and munchies at each location. Cost includes all above for $35. Contact Kelly Galarenau at 537-0207 for information and tickets.


January 7, 2017

(SAT)

2017 Colleen Contest Preliminaries at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club  (Colleen Committee and Contestants to arrive at 4:00 pm).  Tickets for public are $10.00 at the door. Snow date TBA if necessary.

Colleen candidates arrive at 4:00 pm and Award Winners at 6:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm and event starts 7:00 pm

February 11, 2017

(SAT)

2017 Colleen Coronation & Awards Presentation Ball at The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, 1 Monarch Place, Springfield, MA. Ticket purchases can be made with Kathleen Sullivan at 783-4445 or Patty Ferrarini at 782-3509 by February 1st.  Ticket prices are $50.00 adults & $25.00 for children under 12, which include appetizers, entree, and dessert catered by the Sheraton. Entertainment by Billy Egan and the Rising.

Events scheduled to start at 5:30pm. Colleen finalist and escorts arrive at 4:30 pm promptly. Award Winners arrive at 5:00 pm

February 12, 2017

(SUN)

Holyoke Elks at 12:00 pm. Just a quick introduction to the Holyoke Parade Committee at their meeting. 

11:24am for Colleen & Court members only.  

February 25, 2017

(SAT)

Colleen Tea hosted by Committee Member Patty Ferrarini.  413 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield.  Besides the Colleen’s the Award Winners and Parade Committee Members are invited to come.

2:00pm - 4:00pm

March 3, 2017 

(FRI)
Bill Eagen and the Rising will open for the Dublin City Ramblers at the John Boyle O' Reilly Club. Ticket cost is $20 purchased in advance, $25 at the door. Please contact Matt Keating (JBO Club Manager) at 413-530-0780.

Doors open at 7:30 pm with the bands start at 8:30 pm.   

March 5, 2017

(SUN)

John Boyle Irish Person of the Year at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club. Contact John O'Shea at 413-519-4250 or Gloria Fernandes at 414-734-2391 to purchase tickets for a Corned Beef Dinner at least one week prior to event for $25. Entertainment by Billy Egan & The Rising.

Cocktail hour starts at 2:00pm

March 10, 2017 

(FRI)

Springfield Colleen and Court to appear on WWLP's noon show Mass Appeal to tape segment with other Colleen contingents - will air on St. Patrick's Day March 17

March 11, 2017

(SAT)

Springfield Elks #61 Irish Diner Dance.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by March 4. Tables of 8 can be reserved.  Contact Steve McGirr 413-374-9213 for tickets entre is Beef Marsala and Baked Stuffed Shrimp served “family style”.  2017 Irish Elk of the year is Bill Talty.    

6:00 pm promptly for the Colleen’s and chaperones.  Adult social hour is from 5:30 pm –7:00 pm.   

March 12, 2017

(SUN)

Marshal's Reception at the John Boyle O' Reilly Club. This event is free and open to the public. The 2017 Parade Marshal is Ed Casey. 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

March 2017 (TBA)

Providence Place Retirement Community’s Irish Night in Holyoke MA, near the Holyoke Mall.  Dinner and meet and greet with the Residents.  Sister Joan Ryzewicz 413-420-2503.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Colleen’s Only.  Parent welcome to come after dinner around 7:00 pm.

March 2017 (TBA)

The Irish Gathering TBD 


March 2017 (TBA)


Donny Ashe fundraiser at the John Boyle O’Reilly club.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.
 5pm to 7pm

March 17, 2017

O’Brien’s Corner for Breakfast.  The Colleens and Award Winners breakfasts are complimentary by O’Brien’s.  All others pay for what they order off the menu.

7:00 am promptly

March 17, 2017

Mass at Sacred Heart Church – Mass Starts promptly at 9:00 am.   The Colleen will read the first reading at church.

8:30 am promptly

March 17, 2017

March to Springfield City Hall and Flag Raising including a public reception within City Hall afterwards.   The March will start from the Mass Mutual Center to City Hall.

Directly after Mass

March 17, 2017

Lunch at The Student Prince / Fort Restaurant.  The Colleen, Court and Award Winner’s meals are paid for.  All others pay for what they order from the menu.

Directly after the Flag raising and City Hall reception

March 17, 2017

The Second Annual “Shin Dig on the Hill” reception hosted by your friends at the Hungry Hill Center located at 773 Liberty St. (old Senior Center) in Springfield   Event starts at 1:00 pm, with the parade contingent arriving as soon as lunch is completed.

Directly after lunch.

March 17, 2017

John Boyle O’Reilly Club.  This is not a Springfield Parade sponsored event but the Colleen, her court and award winners have made an appearance in the past.   Admittance free for the Colleen and her court, non-members small fee at door.

Optional

March 2017 (TBA)

City Councilor Tom Ashe Irish Party at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club.  Musical entertainment provided by the Bards.  Tickets are $20. (Ticket cost not verified)

5:00 pm -8:00 pm

 

March 18, 2017

(SAT)

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Road Race.  Maple and Lyman Street, Holyoke MA.  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Passing out snacks & t-shirts at Kid's run. 

10:15am Colleens tp arrive

 March 18, 2017 

(SAT)

Bo Fitzgerald & the Yank Celt Band at the John Boyle O' Reilly Club.Tickets $20. 8:00pm

March 19, 2017

(SUN)

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Colleens to meet at the lot across from the K-Mart Plaza and Award Winners meet in the K-Mart Plaza in Holyoke MA.

7:30 am promptly Colleen’s & 10:00 am Award Winners and Committee Members

March 19, 2017

(SUN)

Sheriff Michael Ashe’s reception at the Boys & Girls.  This is also where the Colleen’s can be picked up after the Parade.

Directly after Parade

March 19, 2017

(SUN)

John Boyle O’Reilly Club.  This is not a Springfield Parade sponsored event but the Colleen, her court and award winners have made an appearance in the past.   Admittance is free for the public.

Optional

July 4, 2017

East Longmeadow Parade.  More detail to follow as we receive it from the East Longmeadow Parade Committee.  Invitation received but not a Springfield Parade Committee sponsored event.

Optional

August 2017

John Boyle O’Reilly Club’s Music Festival.

Festival begins at 3:00 pm.

November 25, 2017

(FRI)

Springfield Big Balloon Parade.  Annual Springfield Tradition the day after Thanksgiving.

 

Colleens, Award Winners, and Committee Members.

Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee
(Springfield, MA)

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