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Join Us for the 2015 Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade

Countdown to Parade

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig! (All the blessings of Patrick!)
 
The Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade began in 1982, founded by an amazing woman, Nancy Duffy, and a small group of her friends including Sheila Shattuck, Rev. John Ahern, and the late Tom Higgins. Thirty-three years later, the Parade is stronger than ever—a grand tribute to the Irish of Central New York.We are so proud that our Parade has been named one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States.
 
In 2005, we began the St. Patrick Hunger Project. The goal of the Hunger Project is to make sure no one in Central New York ever goes hungry. The need for nutritious food is now affecting our middle-class neighbors who may have become unemployed and our senior citizens on fixed incomes. It is our very own friends and neighbors who are suffering - probably in silence. The Hunger Project depends on what we deem the most generous people in the nation, right here in Central New York, to help up with this effort.

Please join us at our Kick-Off Reception on February 5, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Food Bank of Central New York.

There is a donation button on our website and we will be posting appearances where we will be collecting actual donations of food. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us - we can use all the help we can get! Thank you.
 
--Janet Higgins, President

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Parade Information

2015 Grand Marshal Celebration

2015 Grand Marshals

Jeff "Coz" Costello and
Jerry "Bonez" Roesch (more)

Emerald City Scottish Pipe Band

2015 Parade Theme

March Into Spring

The 2015 Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade celebrates the coming of a new season as we March Into Spring!

Since 1983, the parade has heralded the end of an arduous Central New York winter. Sometimes we get lucky and the weather reflects that springtime spirit. Other years, we march six blocks through snow and freezing winds. Either way, the parade is a mid-March milestone that means spring will be here soon.

This year, the 33rd annual parade salutes the changing seasons that help define life in Central New York. We invite one and all to come downtown and enjoy the warmth of community, spread some sunny smiles and celebrate new beginnings. Join us as we March Into Spring!

Past Themes

Baldwinsville HS Color Guard