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Here Are the St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

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There’s no better place to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish in the Hudson Valley than at one of these community shindigs.

Albany

70th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Albany, March 14, 2 p.m.
The 70th annual parade steps off at Quail Street and Central Avenue and continues east to Pearl Street before ending at State Street and Green Street. Don’t miss one of the biggest parades in upstate New York during the corned beef and cabbage season. Expect Irish pipers, step dancers, and organizations parading through the Capital Region.

Dutchess

25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wappingers Falls, March 7, 1 p.m.
The parade begins on West Main Street and veers south on 9D through the village. The chosen Grand Marshal, a community member who takes pride in his or her Irish Heritage and helps promote its culture, leads the parade. The 2020 Grand Marshal is Kieran Lalor, who will be followed by over 3,000 participants and thousands more spectators. Wear your best St. Patrick’s Day attire!

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Beacon, March 14, 12 p.m.
Beacon’s “Parade of Green” steps off at the intersection of Main Street and Wolcott Street and ends at the Dummy Light. The name of the parade says it all – grab the best green attire and march the streets to showcase Irish pride.

Greene

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

East Durham, March 13-15
Why only celebrate St. Patrick for one day? Blackthorne Resort hosts events all weekend long with room accommodations for those interested. Arrive in time for live entertainment in the pub on Friday and during breakfast Saturday morning. Make sure stomachs are full before the hours-long pub crawl later that day. To end the day, enjoy a corned beef and cabbage dinner offered at Blackthorne’s pub. The weekend closes with a Sunday brunch for anyone interested.

Orange

44th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade 

Goshen, March 15, 2 p.m.
Goshen’s St. Patrick’s Parade steps off at the Orange County Government Center, continues onto Scotchtown, Murray, and Lincoln Avenues, up Church and Main Streets, and finally returns to Government Center. The Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day celebration is truly an all-day affair with a mass at 9 a.m. to honor St. Patrick followed by the Grand Marshal’s brunch at 10:30 a.m. For $25 per person, attendees can feast on scrambled eggs, Belgian waffles, French toast, home fries, and more. At 2 p.m. sharp the parade begins.

Putnam

44th Annual Northern Westchester/Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mahopac, March 8, 2 p.m.
This parade begins on Route 6 between Mt. Hope Road and the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, and then continues along Route 6. Mahopac invites all to come celebrate Irish culture, heritage, pride, and the Irish-American community. This year’s Grand Marshal is Elizabeth “Liz” Flannery, whose mother is from the County of Limerick. Join friends and community members in the third largest parade in New York State.

Rensselaer

29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Hoosick Falls, March 14, 1 p.m.
The parade route begins at Wood Park and continues on Main, John, Church, and Willard Streets, before heading back down Main. Decked-out floats parade the streets along with the Yankee Doodle Marching Band, the Hometown Taconic Pipe Band, the Fyfes and Drums of Olde Saratoga, and more. The celebration doesn’t end after the parade, either. Attendees can enjoy corned beef sandwiches at Polish Hall, live music at Brown’s Brewing, or a set performed by Hubbard Hall’s Irish Dancers at Hoosick Armory.

Rockland

58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Pearl River, March 22, 1:30 p.m.
This parade kicks off at Pfizer parking lot on North Middletown Road, continues south to Central Avenue, and then heads west to Main Street. The annual parade, hosted by the men and women of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is back in Pearl River again this year to honor St. Patrick and keep the tradition alive. This is the second largest parade in New York State.

Ulster

33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade

Kingston, March 15, 1 p.m.
This march through town steps off at Kingston Plaza in the historic Stockade District of uptown Kingston and continues through the City of Kingston to the Rondout section. Hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade asks that everyone brings their all because at the end trophies will be awarded for best band, best float, best decorated fire department, best original group, and best original Irish spirit.

Westchester

23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

White Plains, March 14, 12 p.m.
The White Plains St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at Mamaroneck Avenue and Old Mamaroneck Road and continues on Mamaroneck to Main before ending at City Hall. Over the past years, this parade has grown with even more musical performances, floats, and groups participating than before. The parade extends into a “cultural tour” that allows participants to visit White Plains restaurants for as much corned beef and cabbage as they can eat as well as Irish music and dancing.

31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Peekskill, March 14, 3 p.m.
Join Grand Marshal John Testa for Peekskill’s 31st St. Patrick’s Day celebration. At 11 a.m., a Grand Marshal’s brunch kicks the party off at the Elks Club, followed by a mass at Assumption Church at 1:30 p.m. The step off for the parade is at 3 p.m., followed by a post-parade reception at the Elks Club. Don’t miss out on bagpipers, bands, community groups, floats, firetrucks, and more.

 

65th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Yonkers, March 21, 1 p.m.
The route for this parade begins at Hyatt and McLean Avenues, continues on McLean, and ends near Coyne Park. The City of Yonkers hosts a showcase of events for St. Patrick’s Day, including the raising of the Irish Flag at City Hall on March 10 at 4 p.m., the annual dinner dance at Castle Royal on March 14 at 7 p.m., the painting of the green line on McLean Avenue near the Aisling Irish Community Center on March 16 at 11 a.m., and a parade to end the affair. P.S. Locals can take the free shuttle service from Empire City Casino to the parade.

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