They are almost here! St. Patrick's Parades in the Greater Binghamton area. Yes, two parades - one on Saturday and one on Sunday.

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Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 56th annual Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Parade is Saturday, March 2nd. This is the largest parade of the year and along with many local organizations, floats, bands, and businesses, this parade brings in marching units from other cities in New York and Pennsylvania.

Parade day will begin with mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, 192-194 Court Street in Binghamton, followed by the parade stepping off at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Fayette and Court Streets, continuing west on Court Street which turns into Main Street, continuing west to Edwards Street.

Be aware that traffic, both motor and pedestrian traffic will be very heavy before, during, and after the parade. Many side streets that intersect with Court and Main Streets between Fayette and Edwards Streets, Binghamton will be closed off just before and during the parade. There will be officials and barriers set up throughout the parade route for safety.

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The theme this year is -“St. Patrick Let There Be Peace”. The 2024 parade Grand Marshal is Bill Guiton, the Maid of Erin is Cecelia Cole, and the Starter will be Cory Minor.

For more information about the Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Parade, visit their Facebook page.

But the fun doesn't end there!  The post-parade party will once again be at Seton Catholic Central at 70 Seminary Ave, Binghamton from 1 to 6 p.m., featuring live music including the Old Friends Band, BC Celtic Pipe & Drums, Edward P. Maloney Pipe Band, face painting, photo booth, Seton Senior Class bake sale, food including those delicious Corn Beef Sandwiches, drinks, vendor sales, and more.

Annual Hillcrest St. Patrick's Day Parade Information

And on Sunday, March 3rd the annual Hillcrest St. Patrick's Parade will kick off at 1 p.m. According to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Fenton, from 12:45 to 2 p.m., several roads will be closed to vehicle traffic including:

  • Chenango Street from West Service Road to Nowlan Road
  • Nowlan Road between East Service Road and Saluda Street
  • East Service Road between the Nowlan Road intersection to the E. Service Road Crossover overpass
  • West Service Road between the Chenango Street intersection and the American Legion
Hillcrest St. Patrick's Parade Closures 2024
photo provided by Broome County Sheriff's Office

Detours will be available, but motorists are urged to avoid the above-noted areas during the indicated times to help ensure the safety of parade attendees, participants, and pedestrians.

The Town of Fenton and more specifically the Hillcrest Community are glad to host this small-town USA St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It has become a tradition to follow the Binghamton Parade with another opportunity for participants to show their stuff. Many thanks to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and our neighboring communities for coordinating a safe parade route with as little disruption as possible to non-participants. It looks like a favorable day for the weather, so enjoy the parade! - Town of Fenton Supervisor Gary Holcomb

For more information on the Hillcrest St. Partick's Parade, visit their Facebook page.

By the way, if you can't make it to see the Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade in Downtown Binghamton on Saturday, according to our friend, Frank Palmisano, you can view it on his YouTube Channel, on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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