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Scranton St Patrick’s Parade Day
March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
JOIN US AT COOPER’S SCRANTON TO CELEBRATE THE DAY WHEN EVERYONE IS IRISH!THIS YEAR’S SAINT PATRICK’S PARADE DAY IN SCRANTON WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY MARCH 10, 2018.
Cooper’s offers traditional irish food all day, our full line up of craft drafts and bottles, live entertainment, Irish Photobooth, four unique bars inside and outside and best of all NO COVER AND FREE PARKING!
- 7 am – 11 am : Brunch
- 9 am – 3 pm : EJ the DJ live in the ship – NO COVER
- 11 am – close : Traditional Irish Fare being served in the Restaurant
- 11:30 am – ??? : Jack Bordo & Jim Cullen
- 3 pm – 8 pm : The Wanabees – NO COVER
LUNCH SERVED 11am to 3 PM
Traditional Irish Fare served all day
The Saint Patrick’s parade day in Scranton boasts 12,000 participants, including multiple bagpipe, high school and string bands. The parade is enhanced by many floats and large balloons. Many Irish groups and societies are also represented. It has been going on annually since 1962 and is organized by the St. Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County. The parade has received national attention as being one of the better St. Patrick’s parades. The parade route begins on Wyoming Ave in front of St. Peter’s Cathedral, proceeds to Lackawanna Ave. over Jefferson Ave. then down Spruce St to get to Washington Ave. where it passes the William J. Nealon Federal building and finally the reviewing stand.
Parade Day Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral begins at 10am.
The Brian P Kelly memorial 2 mile footrace starts at 11am.
The parade steps off at 11:45am.
We are the second largest parade in the country*. Every year over 12,000 participants provide entertain for all.
If you like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or simply like to celebrate, come join us in Scranton. Since 1962 the St. Patrick’s Parade Day Association of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania has conducted this nationally acclaimed parade the weekend before the feast of St. Patrick. The “rite of spring” provides enormous stimulation for the young and young-at-heart.
*For cities with a population over 50,000 as measured by participants per population of the city, Savannah, GA is first.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I stay if I am from out of town?
There are lots of great places to stay in Scranton. A great site that can help with your travel plans is http://www.visitnepa.org/
Where should I park?
Parking is available in downtown Scranton around the parade route. We recommend arriving early before the street are closed. You may also park at the Steamtown Mall. You can also check out http://scrantonparking.spplus.com/
Where are some good places to view the Parade?
There aren’t any bad places along the Parade route. There are bleachers near the reviewing booth on North Washington Ave. Throngs of people traditionally line Lackawanna avenue (standing 4, sometimes 5 or more rows deep). Finally anywhere along Wyoming Ave will allow you a great chance to soak in the sights and sounds of the day!
When do the streets close?
9:30am of Parade Day
What should I bring to watch the Parade?
Keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. You may need gloves or you may need suntan lotion – hopefully the latter! Chairs and blankets are allowed on the Parade route.
How long does the Parade last?
Typically the Parade runs slightly under 3 and a half hours.