The Syracuse St Patrick’s Parade was founded by Nancy Duffy. It all began with a meeting at Coleman’s Pub and Nancy’s strong desire to bring her Irish heritage and culture to the streets of Syracuse, New York.

The 2018 Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday, March 17 at noon.


Thank You!!

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade thanks all those that participated in our third annual St. Patrick Hunger Project raffle, and CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners!
Merry Christmas!


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Countdown to the Parade: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ noon









The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is requesting donations for the 36th Annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade. Parade Corporate Sponsorships through the $15,000 level help organizers underwrite the cost of staging, youth transportation, promotional materials, and awards.


Many spectators in attendance.


Embracing all ethnicities & families.


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ishamrocktralee ROSE OF SYRACUSE

The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is looking for a lass between the ages of 18 through 23, of Irish descent, to represent the great city of Syracuse. We would like to highlight a strong woman, who is volunteering her time to make this city even greater and who is proud of her Irish heritage. The Syracuse program will be fashioned after the internationally known Rose of Tralee program. The selected Rose of Syracuse would be highlighted at The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade and would participate in all parade festivities! If you know of anyone who you would like to nominate, please email (copy and paste the above link if no email client opens).

Applications are due to the above email by February 10th at the latest. 

The Rosebud Program celebrates girls of Irish heritage ages 5-12. This will be a non-competitive program to provide young ladies an opportunity to celebrate their Irish heritage through participation in the parade and other events sponsored by the parade.

Applications are due to by February 10th at the latest. 


Take a look at some of our past St. Patrick's Parades!


2018 Parade Theme and Poster

Dublin Down in the Emerald City In 2018, the St. Patrick’s Parade falls on St. Patrick’s Day – that’s double the St. Patrick’s spirit! For this doubly special day, we’re celebrating everything that makes Syracuse the Emerald City of New...
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2018 Grand Marshals Announced

Today, December 6, 2017, Parade President Janet Higgins announced the 2018 Grand Marshals on NewChannel 9’s Bridge Street. The co-Grand Marshals this year are Edward Riley and Bill Gooley. Both Riley and Gooley, notes Higgins, are “…simply Grand Men...
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Third Annual St. Patrick Hunger Project Holiday Raffle

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade will again be conducting our fall raffle which will help support our St. Patrick Hunger Project. We will limit ticket sales to 400, at $100 each. Sales will end when all tickets are sold, or at the drawing, Sunday, December 10,...
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In Memory of “Coach Mac”

Enthusiasm. Coach Dick MacPherson brought enthusiasm to all he did. Coach Mac was enthusiastic about his family and his faith, his teams and the individuals who played on them, his school and its community, and our Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade. Though Coach was...
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In Memory of Richie Walsh

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade joins the Central New York community in mourning the loss of our colleague and friend, 2011 Grand Marshal Richard P. “Richie” Walsh. Richie was a mainstay of the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade. He was there in the early years, working...
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36th Annual Parade Date Announced

36th Annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 17, 2018 The Board of Directors for the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee announces the date for the 36th Annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 17,...
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2017 Float and Band Competition Awards

Nancy Duffy Award (Best Not-For- Profit Float) 1st Place – CNY Irish Cultural Society 2nd Place – Rince Na Sonas 3rd Place – Seanchaí Bishop’s Award (Best Parish Float) 1st Place – St. Lucy’s 2nd Place – St. Margaret’s 3rd Place – Bishop Grimes Grand Marshal’s Award...
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2017 Downtown Syracuse Street Closures due to Parade

Due to the St. Patrick’s Parade on South Salina Street in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday, March 11, several streets downtown will be closed. The following information includes a street closing schedule, directions on how to access points downtown and a website for...
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Parade Week Kick Off Party – Sunday, March 5 at noon

Parade week kicks off with a party at Kitty Hoynes on Sunday, March 5th, from noon to 5pm. The party includes music, pipers and lots of raffles to benefit the parade. Entry is $10/person and includes first beer. The kitchen will be open and St. Patrick’s Parade...
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Dance Performance Schedule for Parade Day

We’re excited to welcome back many great local Irish dance schools for this year’s post-parade party at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Tickets to the party are $10 and can be purchased at the door. All dancing will take place in the Finger Lakes Room....
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The 2017 “Green Sheets” are Here!

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is pleased to present our 2017 “Green Sheets” Parade Line-up. Thank you to all our participants. We look forward to seeing you all on Parade day! (Download PDF) The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade travels...
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Announcing the 2017 Rose of Syracuse

Above, Meghan, our 2017 Rose of Syracuse, accompanied by the Rosebuds. We are pleased to announce our 2017 Rose of Syracuse, Meghan Dillon. Meghan will represent the Irish community in the 35th St. Patrick’s Parade on March 11th and at several other St....
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2017 Grand Marshal Gala Celebration Dinner

Please join us to honor our Gael and Grand Marshal, enjoy dinner and drinks, watch some step dancing performances and do some dancing of our own to upbeat Celtic tunes. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Deadline for reservations extended to...
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2017 Grand Marshal, Gael of the Year and Parade Theme

Full honoree bios and theme description available here Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner, whose office has provided continuing support for the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade since she took office in 2010, will serve as grand marshal of the 35th annual parade March 11....
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Rose and Rosebud of Syracuse Applications Closing February 8th

The deadline for the two great opportunities below is February 8th. Interviews will take place on February 11th.  Take a look and email if you have any questions. Rose of Syracuse The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is...
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Parade Committee Welcomes Jeff Crouse and Kathy McCabe-Crouse

Jeff Crouse and Kathy McCabe-Crouse, who have served the parade for many years as marshals, join the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee this year to lead fund-raising efforts.  Jeff retired as the owner of several local businesses and Kathy is retired from...
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Sign Up to March in the 2017 Parade!

We are now accepting invitations for the 35th annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade – join us! The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24th and early applications are greatly appreciated. Visit our application form here to get...
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2016 Parade Theme

The theme for the 34th annual parade is “The Fabric of our Culture — The Fabric of Our Community.” The theme is based on the fabrics — the tartans, woolens (both woven and knit), and lace — that have become a part of Irish tradition. The patterns are...
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New for 2016

The ‘Rose’ Returns; Hotel Hosts Dinner Highlights of the 2016 parade events will include the return of the Rose of Tralee and a pre-parade dinner at the refurbished Marriott Downtown Syracuse, formerly the Hotel Syracuse. The Rose of Tralee program was...
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2016 Grand Marshal

Joseph E. O’Harahas a long history of service to Central New York and involvement in the city’s Irish-American community. He has been the executive director of PEACE, Inc., since 2001. O’Hara led the agency into a period of fiscal stability and program expansion....
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Gael of the Year

The 2016 Gael of the Year is New York State Court of Claims Judge Nicholas V. Midey Jr. Midey is a longtime supporter of the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Hunger Project and has worked behind the scenes for many years to improve the lives of people in our community. He was...
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2018 Theme and Honoree Bios

FROM EIRE TO ERIE: CELEBRATING THE CANAL’S BICENTENNIAL The 2017 Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade celebrates the history of the Erie Canal. When construction began on the Erie Canal in July 1817, it sparked the arrival of Irish workers who soon became a major part of the...
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