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Scranton St. Patrick's Parade



Locally referred to as "Parade Day," the Scranton Saint Patrick's Parade is the largest annual celebration in Lackawanna County. This nationally acclaimed event stands as one of the nation's largest St. Patrick’s parades, drawing a crowd of 150,000 spectators for the day-long celebration held the weekend before the Feast of St. Patrick (St. Patrick’s Day). With over 12,000 participants, including Irish groups and societies, bagpipers, high school and string bands, elaborate floats, Irish dancers, and more, the parade celebrates the spirit of Irish culture and tradition.


Don your green and enjoy a day packed with floats, music, dancing, and excitement! But the fun doesn't end there. Following the parade, continue the Irish cheer and great times with live entertainment, refreshing drinks, and mouthwatering meals at numerous restaurants, bars, and pubs throughout Lackawanna County! 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.


Explore the details below for more information about Parade Day, as well as popular local venues to continue the party after the parade!

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

Discover the exciting upcoming events scheduled for Parade Day below.

Additionally, explore our full calendar of events for a wide range of other enjoyable activities!

Parade Day Live Music Spots

Take a look below for the exciting upcoming live music events on Parade Day.

Where to Stay on Parade Day

Stay in the midst of the fun and book a room at a downtown Scranton hotel, or explore the many other comfortable hotels in Scranton and throughout Lackawanna County.


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