Binghamton’s St. Patrick’s Parade Set to Step Off
The weather outlook for Binghamton's St. Patrick's Parade March is a mixed bag with forecasters calling mix of snow and rain. Temperatures should be seasonable in the 30s but spectators are encouraged to dress warmly and be prepared for the potential of wet weather.
Binghamton’s 52 annual Saint Patrick’s Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Assumption Church and travels West on Court Street at American Legion Post 80 on Main Street. This year’s theme is “Touring Ireland.”
A mass at St. Mary's will precede the march at 11:30 a.m. and volunteers from the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) will be collecting non-perishable food for local pantries as the parade prepares to step off.
The Grand Marshal is Ruth Chamberlain, Sarah Wagaman is Maid of Eirin and this year's parade emcee is Jim Ehmke from News Channel 34.
Following the parade, the annual Hiernian Parade Party will be held at Seton Catholic High School until 6 p.m.
Binghamton's parade is always held early in order to allow for the participation of groups from areas like New York City and the Mummers, that would be otherwise committed to parades in their own communities.
The Binghamton parade is organized by the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.