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Albany, NY St. Patrick's Day Parade


Albany, NY’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to  1951. 


Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST


The Parade will travel from Quail Street and Central Avenue to Washington Street, to State Street, turn at City Hall and end at Pearl Street.

If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!

Who is in the parade:

The parade now includes representatives from Albany, NY's Irish groups including:

  • Irish pipers,
  • step dancers and
  • organizations

According to their website,

A mass will be held at 9am at Blessed Sacrament Church on Central Avenue before the parade congregates. The parade will step off at 2pm.

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day,  bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow.

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the parade's official website here...

Find the  parade's Facebook page here.