St. Patrick's Parade Day in Scranton
is the third largest St. Patrick's
Day Parade in the United States. It
is held in Scranton, Pennsylvania
every year on the Saturday before
St. Patrick's Day.
date of the parade is commonly
referred to as "Parade Day".
Festivities begin with a mass at
10:00 am at St Peter's Cathedral.
The mass is preceded by a 2 mile
footrace of the parade route at
11:00, an hour later the parade
year, thousands of people line the
streets of downtown Scranton on
Parade Day to take part in one of
the city's greatest traditions. The
city has hosted a St. Patrick's Day
Parade since early in its history,
with the current iteration being
held annually since 1961. The Parade
is sponsored and organized by the
St. Patrick's Day Parade Association
of Lackawanna County. Attendance for
the 2008 parade, which featured
appearances by Bertie Ahern, Hillary
Clinton and Andrew Buckley of The
Office, was estimated to be as high
as 150,000 people.
parade usually involves about 12,000
participants, including bagpipers,
Irish stepdancers, high school
bands, local organizations and other
Irish groups. The day begins with
Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral at
10am. The parade kicks off at Noon.
If you like to celebrate St.
Patrick's Day, or simply like to
celebrate, then why not do it early?
Since 1962 the St. Patrick's Parade
Association of Lackawanna County,
Pennsylvania conducts the nationally
acclaimed parade the weekend before
the blessed feast day.