Happy March everyone! As the days keep passing, we are getting closer and closer to St. Patrick’s Day! There are thousands of people in NEPA that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by attending all the parades in the area. If you aren’t sure when the parades are here are the three dates to keep in mind.
Saturday, March 2nd
Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade
The parade festivities start at 11 a.m with a Leprechaun Loop, a one-mile run/walk which follows the same route of the parade. Get all dressed up in your favorite Irish attire because the best three costumes will be awarded prizes. Once noon comes around, parade attendees can enjoy the sounds of the Harmonies of Fife and drum bands. You can also see Irish dancers and some pretty cool floats! The parades procession begins at the intersection of South Main and East Frothingham Street. It will loop around onto Kennedy Blvd. Once the parade ends, the party continues! You can enjoy all of what the local businesses have to offer from food to drinks and more!
Saturday, March 9th
Scranton St. Patrick’s Day
This parade is held every year in downtown Scranton the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. There are thousands of people in attendance making it the second largest St. Patrick’s celebration in the country! the festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral. At 11 a.m. the Brain P. Kelly memorial 2-mile race begins that follows the same course as the parade. The parade will kick off at 11:45 a.m. at Mulberry Street and Wyoming Avenue. The parade has 12,000 participants that include bagpipers, Irish step-dancers, some local organizations and more. The march will end at North Washington and Vine. Dress up in green and join in on the fun!
Sunday, March 10th
Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the Renal Race which is a 3.1-mile run to raise awareness for kidney cancer research. At 2 p.m the parade will begin at the intersection of South and South Main Street. They will march down South Main street to the Public Square, past the F.M. Kirby Center, and will finish at the corner of North Main and Union Street. Parade-goers can enjoy all the sounds of the pipes and drum bands as well as floats, Irish step dancers and more! Once this all ends, attendees will stick around to indulge in all the food and spirits!