Our float competition is based on Originality, Parade Theme, Design, Craftsmanship and Enthusiasm. Below are the winners for 2019. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who came out to support the parade! There was an amazing array of floats this year, and we are impressed as always by your creativity and dedication.

2019 Competition Awards

Nancy Duffy Award (Best Not-For-Profit Float)

1st Place – CNY Chapter Irish American Cultural Institute
2nd Place – Irish Cultural Society
3rd Place – Onondaga Water Environment Save the Rain

Fr. John Ahern Award (Best Parish Float)

1st Place – St. Lucy’s Parish
2nd Place – St. Margaret’s School
3rd Place – Bishop Grimes Jr/Sr High School

Grand Marshal’s Award (Best Business/Corporate Float)

1st Place – Eaton Crouse-Hinds
2nd Place – Rince Na Sonas
3rd Place – Pawn King

Band Competition

Richard P. Walsh Award (Best Pipe Band)

1st Place – Emerald Pipe Band
2nd Place – Syracuse Kiltie Pipe Band
3rd Place – Syracuse Scottish Pipeband

Stan Colella Award (Best High School Band)

1st Place – Baldwinsville Marching Bees
2nd Place – Henninger Parade Band
3rd Place – Bishop Ludden Junior Senior HS

Best Non-High School Band

1st Place – Upstate Independent Drum and Bugle Corps
2nd Place – Fort Drum
3rd Place – DownBeat Percussion