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Gallery: Crown Point's St. Patrick's Day Celebration (copy)

Crowds view last year's nighttime St. Patrick's Day Parade on the courthouse square in Crown Point.

Jonathan Miano, The Times

CROWN POINT — The city is looking for volunteers for the 10th annual nighttime St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.

The parade will feature emergency vehicles, lit entries, Mayor David Uran as the grand marshal, the Event Logo Contest Winner as junior grand marshal and a variety of food vendors.

The parade volunteers can be high school students in need of community service hours or any resident who wants to lend a helping hand.

Festivities will begin on the courthouse square prior to the parade start at dusk. Vendors will be selling items on the south side of the square. In addition to the treats and food, vendors will also be selling parade novelties and traditional Irish heritage themed items beginning at 5 p.m.

The parade will commence regardless of weather on South Main Street and around the square. The Mayor’s Office of Special Events is now accepting applications for both parade entries, food vendors and vendors selling novelty items.

Applications are available at

For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.


Lake County reporter

Rob covers urban affairs and other matters in Crown Point, St. John, Winfield and beyond. Previously he covered Valparaiso, Hammond, Gary and East Chicago. He's also written for various magazines and pens a culture blog for The Times.