Friday, January 28, 2011

Greater Scranton Black Diamond Pipe Band

The Parade Association is pleased to announce the appearance of the Greater Scranton Black Diamond Pipe Band in this years Parade. The band, formed in 1995, has long been a crowd favorite and lends local flavor to the ever expanding list of Bagpipe Bands that will march in our annual Parade.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Miss Pensylvania

The St. Patrick's Parade Association of Lackwanna County is proud to announce that Miss Pennsylvania 2010, Courtney Thomas, will be appearing in this year's Parade on March 12th, 2011. Miss Thomas is currently a senior at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA studying Biological Sciences. Courtney is also involved in the Drexel University String Ensemble where she received the honor of being named a 1st Violinist.

Monday, January 17, 2011

50 Years

The Saint Patrick's Parade Association was formed in 1962 as an offshoot of Council #280 - Knights of Columbus. Their purpose was to hold an annual St. Patrick's Day parade to honor the patron saint of Ireland and celebrate Irish culture and heritage. This March will mark the 50th anniversary of this event as the parade once again marches the streets of downtown Scranton. The 1962 parade had close 1000 participants and several local High School Bands. The 2011 parade will feature over 12,000 marchers and over 40 bands and musical groups, living up to it's reputation as the largest one day event on the region's calendar.

This year we are honoring the vision of the Parade's Founders as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "Parade Day." The Saint Patrick's Parade Association is grateful for the tremendous support of the Scranton community and the sponsors that make this day possible.

Applications for participants are available at