You don’t necessarily have to be Irish to join in on all the local St. Patrick’s Day festivities! So come on out and enjoy the parades and the food and, most importantly, have fun! If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in luck! NEPA has some of the best St. Patrick’s Day festivals around, including the famous Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade.
Here are some of the events you can attend this year:
March 2, 2019
The Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, in conjunction with the City of Pittston, will kick off the Annual Pittston St. Patrick’s Parade and Leprechaun Loop on Saturday, March 2nd in Downtown Pittston. The Leprechaun Loop 1 Mile Run/Walk starts at 11 AM (registration begins at 9:30 AM). The 6th annual parade will take place from 12 PM to 3 PM. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page.
March 9, 2019
Scranton’s annual St. Patrick’s parade has been ongoing since 1962 and has received national attention. Besides its 12,000 participants, the parade boasts many floats and large balloons. Additionally, many Irish groups and societies are also represented. Parade Day Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral begins at 10 AM on Saturday, March 9. The Brian P Kelly memorial 2-mile footrace starts at 11 AM and the parade itself steps off at 11:45 AM. For more information on the event, you can visit the parade’s website here.
March 10, 2019
The City of Wilkes-Barre’s 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 10, at 2 PM at the intersection of South and South Main Streets. The parade is expected to last until 4 PM. For more information, visit the city’s website here.
March 9-10 & 16-17, 2019
While 2018 marked the last Carbon St. Patrick’s Parade, this year the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency presents its Inaugural Irish Fest on March 9-10 and 16-17. The two-weekend event will feature strolling musicians, Celtic performances, a youth Celtic fiddle competition, delicious food from area restaurants, and more! You can learn more on their website or Facebook page.
March 16, 2019
From 10 AM until 12 PM on March 16, the Waverly Community House is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Family Party with crafts, games, and a bake sale! This is a free event perfect for the entire family. For more information, visit their website here. The Waverly Community House is located at 1115 N Abington Road in Waverly, PA.
March 24, 2019
Stroudsburg’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Pocono Irish American Club (PIAC) kicks off at 1:30 PM t the Stroudsburg High School on March 24. The parade ends at Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg. This event includes marching units, bands, non-profit groups, politicians, and local businesses marching between two boroughs to celebrate the life and good works of St. Patrick of Ireland with a grand Marshall who exhibits the similar characteristics. For more information, visit the PIAC’s website here.
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