2010 Scranton Pennsylvania Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 13TH, 2010 11:30 am
Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Pennsylvania (PA)
This year's Scranton St. Patrick's Parade is on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. If you
like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or simply like to celebrate, then why not
do it early? Since 1962 the St. Patrick's Parade Association of Lackawanna
County, Pennsylvania conducts the nationally acclaimed parade - The weekend
before the blessed feast day
Show off your musical group (bag pipes, highschool band or string band) and
join with the other floats and marchers to show off your musical and artistic
talent as one of the 10,000 (and growing) participants. Click on Entry Form to
be part of the next strut.
We are the second largest parade in the country, as measured by participants per
population of the city in which it's held*. Savannah, GA is first, New York City
*For cities with a population over 50,000
Thank you to WYOU our broadcasting partner
for this year's event. Television coverage begins at 12 noon on WYOU
Flanagan’s appointment, as well as those of several other dignitaries who lead
the annual procession, have been announced by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Committee of Lackawanna County.
William Egan Sr. is honorary grand marshal; Mayor Chris Doherty, parade marshal;
Leo P. Higgins, honorary parade marshal, and Monsignor James McGarry, honorary
Mr. Flanagan is the business manager of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers Local 81. Mr. Egan is president of Kelly Motor Co. and father
of Parade Association president Bill Egan Jr. Along with being Scranton’s mayor,
Mr. Doherty is president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. A past president
of the parade association, Mr. Higgins is an officer of the Irish American Men’s
Association. Monsignor McGarry is the pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Church in
The parade steps off Saturday at 11:45 a.m. on Wyoming Avenue near Mulberry
Street. It is dedicated to the memory of Monsignor Andrew McGowan, Timmy
Cummings and Donald Regan, who passed away this year. The 2007 Brian P. Kelly
Memorial 5K Race is dedicated to William Haggerty.
Parade day will begin with Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral at 10 a.m. The 5K race
will take off at 11:30 and the parade will start winding through the downtown 15
This year’s parade route will continue down Wyoming Avenue to Lackawanna Avenue,
turn left on
and head up to Jefferson Avenue, where it will cut over to Spruce Street in
front of the Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel. The parade will move down
Spruce, turning right on North Washington Avenue, passing the reviewing stand in
front of the Lackawanna County Courthouse.
Details on the parade and how to become a corporate or divisional sponsor are
available by visiting www.StPatParade.com.
Saint Patrick's Day parade in Scranton boasts 5,000 participants, including
floats, bagpipe players, high school bands, minstrels, and Irish groups. It has
been going on annually since 1862 by the St. Patrick's Day Parade Association of
Lackawanna County and the parade has gotten attention nationally as being one of
the better St. Patrick's Day parades. The parade route begins on Wyoming Ave.
and loops up to Penn Ave. and then Lackawanna Ave. before going back down over
Jefferson Ave. to get to Washington Ave.
has been going on annually since 1862 by the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Association of Lackawanna County and the parade has gotten attention nationally
as being one of the better St. Patrick's Day parades. The parade route begins on
Wyoming Ave. and loops up to Penn Ave. and then Lackawanna Ave. before going
back down over Jefferson Ave. to get to Washington Ave. Scranton hosts the fourth
largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the United States. In 2003, more than
100,000 people lined the parade route throughout the downtown.
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY
OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY, INCORPORATED
POST OFFICE BOX 374
SCRANTON, PA 18501-0374