St. Patrick’s Day Parade coming to Denver for 58th time

First responders, police, firefighters to be honored in traditional event

Staff report
Posted 2/22/20

Celebrate the luck of the Irish and honor police officers, firefighters and first responders at the 58th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Denver. The 2020 parade charity is Shield616, …

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade coming to Denver for 58th time

First responders, police, firefighters to be honored in traditional event

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Celebrate the luck of the Irish and honor police officers, firefighters and first responders at the 58th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Denver.

The 2020 parade charity is Shield616, which was founded to provide armor to protect peace officers and first responders from rifle fire.

The parade will fill the streets of downtown Denver, rain or shine, on Saturday, March 14. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the corner and 19th and Wynkoop, the parade turns left on 17th Street to Blake, then east to 27th, where it will finish in the Coors Field parking lot.

Colorado native Aristea Brady will serve as this year’s grand marshal. Brady has won multple Emmy awards for a broad range of stories, including breaking news, in-depth enterprise reports and health news.

Born and raised in Greenwood Village, she has a large extended family that operates a sheep and cattle ranch in Craig on the Western Slope. She recognizes the contributions the Irish have made to Colorado and has celebrated her Irish heritage by attending the parade for years.

The 2020 Queen Colleen is Madison Dorenkamp, Miss Colorado USA 2019. Dorenkamp, a Colorado native, grew up in Southeastern Colorado on her family ranch. She won the title of Miss Colorado USA in 2019.

Last year, an estimated 400,000 attended the parade. This year’s parade includes more than 10,000 marchers and 200 entrants including pipe bands, step dancers, floats, police, fire and emergency service agencies, military members, equestrians, charities, marching bands, businesses and our city’s dignitaries.

To vote for favorite parade entries, go to www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com on parade day. Winners become part of the parade’s honorary division for the following year’s parade and are granted early entry to the parade lineup.

More information on parking, the route map, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and more can be found on the website.

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