Thank you for supporting our Arizona Colleen programs!
Support the ongoing efforts of the Arizona Colleen program. 100% of every donation supports our program's costs, including: travel expenses, scholarships, training costs, event costs, and more.
The Arizona Colleen began as the Arizona Colleen Pageant, a heritage pageant, in 1983. It is open to single women of Irish ancestry ages of 18 through 27 years old. The winner serves as "Queen" of the Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire.
In 2008, programs were added for younger ladies of Irish descent. The Little Miss Shamrock program selects two 6-12 year olds, and the Arizona Outstanding Irish Teen program, retitled the Arizona Irish Lass program in 2010, selects two 13-17 year olds.
The Colleen programs are organized by the Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire committee. The Arizona Colleen program seeks to connect not only the Arizona Irish community, but the global Irish diaspora through events and awareness.