The Syracuse St Patrick’s Parade was founded by Nancy Duffy. It all began with a meeting at Coleman’s Pub and Nancy’s strong desire to bring her Irish heritage and culture to the streets of Syracuse, New York.

The 2017 Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday, March 11 at noon.


Sign Up to March in the 2017 Parade!

We are now accepting invitations to join us for the 35th annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade. To reserve a spot for your unit in the parade lineup, please submit an application as soon as possible. The deadline is Feb.27 but early applications make it easier for all of us to put this great event together.

Parade Application

Countdown to the Parade: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ noon









The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is requesting donations for the 35th Annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade. Parade Corporate Sponsorships through the $15,000 level help organizers underwrite the cost of staging, youth transportation, promotional materials, and awards.


Many spectators in attendance.


Embracing all ethnicities & families.


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ishamrocktralee ROSE OF SYRACUSE

The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is looking for a lass between the ages of 18 through 23, of Irish descent, to represent the great city of Syracuse. We would like to highlight a strong woman, who is volunteering her time to make this city even greater and who is proud of her Irish heritage. The Syracuse program will be fashioned after the internationally known Rose of Tralee program. The selected Rose of Syracuse would be highlighted at The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade and would participate in all parade festivities! If you know of anyone who you would like to nominate, please email (copy and paste the above link if no email client opens).

Please return the application via the above email no later than December 10, 2016. (Deadline extended to January 22, 2017)

NEW FOR 2017! Rosebud of Syracuse. The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is looking to begin a Rosebud Program for girls of Irish heritage, ages 5-12. This will be a non-competitive program to provide young ladies to celebrate their Irish heritage through participation in the parade and other events sponsored by the parade.


Take a look at some of our past St. Patrick's Parades!


Rose and Rosebud of Syracuse Applications Closing Soon

The deadline for the two great opportunities below is January 22nd. Take a look and email if you have any questions. Rose of Syracuse The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is looking for a lass between the ages of 18 through...
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Parade Committee Welcomes Jeff Crouse and Kathy McCabe-Crouse

Jeff Crouse and Kathy McCabe-Crouse, who have served the parade for many years as marshals, join the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Committee this year to lead fund-raising efforts.  Jeff retired as the owner of several local businesses and Kathy is retired from...
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Sign Up to March in the 2017 Parade!

We are now accepting invitations for the 35th annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade – join us! The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24th and early applications are greatly appreciated. Visit our application form here to get...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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