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...

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...

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....

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...