The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities kicks off the St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade XXX tomorrow morning at 11:30 at the corner of 4th Ave and 23rd St in Rock Island. Here's the map of the parade route and some St. Patrick's Day stats.

(St. Patrick Society)

Check out parade photos and more information at StPatsQC.com.

In partnership with Riverbend Food Bank, the St. Patrick Society will host a food drive on parade day, March 14. Approximately 30 minutes before the parade start at 11:30am, a Riverbend Food Bank truck and volunteers will collect non-perishable food items donated by spectators along the parade route. Also, food items can be donated at the Gathering of the Clan Luncheon on Friday March 13 and at the Post-Parade Bash on Saturday March 14, both events held at the Davenport RiverCenter.


It turns out St. Patrick's Day is only America's fourth most popular drinking holiday. It's behind New Year's Eve, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Here are some random stats about the holiday:

(WalletHub)