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Scranton St. Patrick's Parade



The Scranton Saint Patrick's Parade is the largest annual celebration in Lackawanna County. “Parade Day,” as it’s known locally, is one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country, regularly attracting 150,000 spectators. 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). 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!


Enjoy all the festivities of the parade and indulge in the local food and drinks. Stay the weekend, and be sure to book your hotel room in one of our downtown Scranton hotels so that you're close to the action, or stay in one of our nearby hotels.


Parade Day Schedule
  • 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 Avenue in front of St. Peter’s Cathedral, proceeds through the streets of downtown Scranton, past the Lackawanna County Courthouse on North Washington Avenue, and ends after passing Lackawanna College.


GPS ADDRESS: 200 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA, 18503

PARKING: There will be limited on-street parking in and around Downtown Scranton for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Downtown Scranton provides five Central Parking Garages within close proximity to the parade route. 

We recommend confirming operating hours and getting up-to-date info directly with the venue prior to your visit.

Parade Day Parties & Events

See below for upcoming Parade Day parties and events.
Don't see any upcoming events? Check our full calendar of events for other fun activities!

Live Music Spots

See below for upcoming live music events for Parade Day.
Don't see any upcoming events? Check our full calendar of events for other fun activities!

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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