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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NEPA

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NEPA Goes All Out for St. Patrick’s Day


Around here, the St. Paddy’s traditions are as deep as the Irish roots.

It’s the time of year when bagpipers, step dancers and floats take over the city streets and the sidewalks become a sea of green. Don your green and break out the kilt because here in NEPA, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long.

When it comes to parades, you’ve found the pot of gold. NEPA hosts everything from small-town celebrations to the famous Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, which boasts over 12,000 participants marching through the streets. It’s one of the biggest days of the year in the Electric City—so big that they released an official parade day beer in honor of it.

Irish or not, you won’t want to miss out on the shenanigans. Join the fun at this year’s St. Patrick’s parades, festivals and other events.

St. Patrick’s Parades & Festivals:

  • Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade

    March 7 at 12 p.m.

    Pittston hosts the first parade of the season (because it’s never too early to start celebrating). The festivities begin with the Leprechaun Loop, a one-mile race to benefit Ryan’s Run. Then the parade will make its way around South Main Street and Kennedy Boulevard.

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  • Carbondale Lighted St. Patrick’s Parade


    Bust out your glow-in-the-dark gear because Carbondale hosts the only nighttime parade on our list. All floats and participants will have light-up decorations or costumes. After the parade, join the official after party at the Anthracite Center, where they’ll have live music, bagpipers and food and drink specials.

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  • City of Pottsville Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration


    Pottsville hosts an entire day of Irish activities beginning with morning mass at St. Patrick’s Church and a parade at 11 a.m. Local businesses throughout town will have parties, live music and food and drink specials all day.

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  • Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade


    You haven’t had the full NEPA experience until you’ve joined one of our most famous traditions: the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade. This nationally acclaimed parade features over 12,000 participants. Pre-parade festivities include mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Brian P. Kelly Memorial Race. The parade starts at the corner of Mulberry and Wyoming and proceeds throughout downtown Scranton.

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  • Jim Thorpe Irish Fest


    The sound of bagpipes, fiddles, fifes and drums will fill the air at Jim Thorpe Irish Fest. Celebrate all things Celtic with live entertainment and special events throughout town. Sign up early for tastings along the Ale Trail and Whiskey Trail, or join the Kilt Crawl for a tour of the local pubs.

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  • Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade


    Irish eyes are smiling at the annual Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Irish bands, dancers, floats and more will fill the streets. The parade goes down South Main Street, around Public Square and ends at the corner of North Main and Union.

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  • Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    March 22 at 1:30 p.m.

    The 43rd Annual Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade spans across both of the Burgs. Marching units, bands, floats and local clubs will step off at Stroudsburg High School and proceed all the way to Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg.

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  • Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    March 28 at 12 p.m.

    The season ends with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Girardville, a small town with a strong Irish heritage. This year’s theme is “Honoring Girardville’s Veterans Past and Present.” The parade starts at the corner of Main Street and Fourth Street.

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You’re in Luck!

The parades are just the beginning of the fun. From Celtic concerts to kids’ activities to St. Paddy’s feasts, NEPA is hosting tons of Irish-themed events all month long.

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