Bellingham's Grand Marshal
Each year, the Bellingham St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee carefully selects a Grand Marshal to lead the parade down the streets of Downtown. The representative chosen exemplifies superior qualities of leadership, a strong dedication to our community and an overall positive attitude.
And, the 2023 Grand Marshal is...
Anna was chosen as Grand Marshal to acknowledge and celebrate her County-wide engagement putting on signature events. As Race Director of Ski to Sea, Tour de Whatcom, Mt. Baker Hill Climb and Taps to Trails Anna is responsible for all aspects of these events. Anna is inclusive, fun
and cares deeply for people and the planet we occupy.
We are thrilled to have Anna Rankin leading our 13th annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade!
When you see Anna at the start of the parade, give her a big wave!
Thank you, Anna, for all you do for our beautiful community.
Grand Marshals of the Past:
2022 Erika Lautenbach, Director of Whatcom County Health Department
2020 Mayor Seth Fleetwood
2019 Alice Clark, Executive Director of the Downtown Bellingham Partnership
2018 Moonwater, Executive Director of Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
2017 Whatcom Community College
2016 Todd Elsworth
2015 Fire Chief Bill Newbold
2014 Chief of Police Clifford Cook
2013 Tammy Bennett
2012 Mayor Kelli Linville
2011 Sheriff Bill Elfo
2010 Mayor Dan Pike
“Kick the March doldrums to the curb with Bellingham's St. Paddy's Parade,” says Tammy Bennett, former Grand Marshal and current member of the YMCA’s Department of Fun. “It's the perfect opportunity to join family, friends & neighbors, gussy up yourselves (& bikes if you like rollin') and get your green on!“