- This the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! Parade Day Mass begins at 10a.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral. The Brian P. Kelly Memorial two-mile footrace starts at 11 a.m. The race, sponsored by Geisinger, is the oldest road race in the Scranton area. It begins and ends at the front of the Scranton Cultural Center. The parade begins at Mulberry St. and Wyoming Ave and ends at the corner of North Washington and Vine. Many Irish groups and societies march, as well as multiple bagpipes, high school, and string bands. From bands to floats and dancers, the parade is a NEPA tradition.
Wilkes-Barre’s St. Patricks Day Parade
- The Diamond City’s 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at the intersection of South and Main Streets. Thousands of attendees will gather in downtown Wilkes-Barre to watch bands, dance groups and local organizations and businesses march the parade route. The parade will also host a number of Irish dancing groups and drum bands.
- This is the 21st annual Carbon County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Carbon County St. Patrick’s Day Committee. It will take place along Broadway in Jim Thorpe starting at 1 p.m. The parade will start at the upper end of West Broadway and end at the County parking lot, a downhill route that showcases the natural scenic beauty and unique history of Carbon County.
- The Annual Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Stroudsburg High School on Main Street at 1:30 p.m. and ends at Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg. Covering just less than two miles, the parade attracts locals and out-of-towners each year on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day. Over two-dozen floats designed by local businesses and organizations and almost 100 troupes participate. From pipe bands to military bands and Mummers groups, the parade offers a wide variety of good, Irish fun. Admission and parking are free.