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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!


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.


Scranton isn't the only city in the county to host a Saint Patrick's parade. Head to the City of Carbondale the evening before for their annual Lighted St. Patrick's Parade. 


Check out this year's event info.


Please review the 2021 Parade COVID protocols.

Parade Day Regular 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.




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