In light of new developments with the spread of the COVID-19 virus here on the east coast and mindful of recent Parade cancellations in Philadelphia, Boston & Ireland – the Saint Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County has decided to POSTPONE the 2020 Parade in Scranton. As conversations continue with officials from the City of Scranton, all agree that the safety and well-being of our community is of primary concern.
Scranton’s parade is one of the largest in the country and historically draws scores of visitors from far and wide – so we simply want to avoid exposing our community to additional risk at this time. While this decision is disappointing, we are acting with a general concern for the well-being of everyone. In the coming weeks, we pray that the COVID-19 virus will run its course and when we are confident that all is clear – we will enthusiastically plan a new 2020 date for the Saint Patrick’s Parade in Downtown Scranton. Stay tuned!!
Join us in downtown Scranton to celebrate the day when everyone is Irish!
Parade Day Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral begins at 10am.
The Brian P Kelly memorial 2 mile footrace starts at 11am.
The parade steps off at 11:45am.
We are the second largest parade in the country*. Every year over 12,000 participants provide entertain for all.
If you like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or simply like to celebrate, come join us in Scranton. Since 1962 the St. Patrick’s Parade Day Association of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has conducted this nationally acclaimed parade the weekend before the feast of St. Patrick. The “rite of spring” provides enormous stimulation for the young and young-at-heart.
*For cities with a population over 50,000 as measured by participants per population of the city, Savannah, GA is first.