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Scranton St. Patrick's Parade



The Scranton St. Patrick Parade is the largest annual celebration in Lackawanna County. Since 1962 the St. Patrick’s Parade Day Association of Lackawanna County has conducted this nationally acclaimed parade the weekend before the Feast of St. Patrick (St. Patrick’s Day). “Parade Day” as it’s known locally, is one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country, regularly attracting 150,000 spectators. The parade boasts over 12,000 participants, including Irish groups and societies, bagpipers, high school and string bands, elaborate floats, Irish dancers, and much more! Everyone is Irish on Parade Day!


St. Patrick's Day Parade participants walking through downtown Scranton   St. Patrick's Day Parade participant wearing a green dress and riding in a white carriage waves to the crowd

  • 10:00 AM    Parade Day Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral
  • 11:00 AM    Brian P. Kelly Memorial 2 Mile Footrace starts
  • 11:45 AM    The parade steps off
Parade Route:

The parade route is marked in green and begins on Wyoming Ave. in front of St. Peter’s Cathedral, proceeds through the streets of downtown Scranton and finishes in front of the Reviewing Stage on N. Washington Ave.

Book your Hotel

Enjoy all the festivities of the parade, indulge in the wonderful food and drinks, and stay the night in one of our downtown Scranton hotels.  Or, stay in any of our area's other hotels.

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