The Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade began with a closely knit group of neighbors who came together in 2002 to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. We decorated a couple of floats, loaded them up with our kids, and rolled around the block. It was so much fun, we circled once more. Over the past decade, the parade has grown steadily into a community-wide rite of spring, with thousands of friends and family gathering to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish in the historic village core. Each year, the festivities are bigger and better than the last.