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 www.stpatparade.com