How do you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? Whether you hail from Irish ancestry or just want to get decked out in green, here are some St. Patrick's Day parades and festivals in New York State to make this holiday the best one yet. Céad míle fáilte to New York!

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Updated: 02/28/2022

Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade (Capital-Saratoga)

Go all out in all green for the Capital's 72nd parade on March 12, 2022, when it kicks off at 2 pm from the corner of Quail and Central Avenues and ends at State and Green Streets. But if you want to start celebrations earlier, you're in luck. Events begin with the traditional Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church at 9 am to celebrate the day. Albany; March 12, 2022

Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Buffalo (Greater Niagara)

Credit: Nancy K Parisi
Credit: Nancy K Parisi

Break out the kilt and head up to the Greater Niagara region to take part in Buffalo's largest celebration of Irish heritage. The Saint Patrick's Day Parade of Irish dancers, bands, civic organizations, and more will begin at 2 pm near the McKinley Monument and make its way north on Delaware Avenue to North Street. Enjoy the spectacle with family and friends as you celebrate Irish culture and the coming of spring. Buffalo; March 20, 2022

TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade (Finger Lakes)

Show your Celtic pride as thousands of spectators head downtown for Rochester's 45th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade where you'll enjoy music, dance, and plenty of tasty eats. The parade starts at East and Alexander and ends at the corner of Fitzhugh Street. Rochester; March 12, 2022

Saint Patrick's Day Parade (NYC)

NYC St Patrick's Day Parade PHoto by Dominick Totino Photography Courtesy of NYC St. Patrick’s Day
Photograph: Dominick Totino

The NYC St. Patrick's Day parade began in 1762 and is the oldest recorded Saint Patrick's parade in the world! In previous years, the festival has drawn an eclectic crowd from around the world to celebrate the Irish for more than 30 blocks along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. This year, the parade will be virtual, starting with a broadcast from St. Patrick's Cathedral, followed by a virtual parade at 10 am. New York; March 17, 2022

Hill Top Inn Corned Beef & Cabbage (Finger Lakes)

Not only is this historic inn serving up hearty corned beef and cabbage (crowds line up so make a reservation), but your meal also comes with a heaping side of live music and Irish dance. Visit this beautiful landmark for festive food plus performances from Irish Balladeer Pat Kane. It's a beloved annual event you won't want to miss. Elmira; March 17, 2022

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Syracuse (Finger Lakes)

Syracuse St Patricks Day Parade - Photo by Jame Cahill

Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early this year with the Syracuse 37th annual St. Paddy's Day Parade—the largest per-capita parade in the nation! Partake in celebration of the Irish of Central New York. The theme of this year’s parade will be "Dance through Downtown," to represent the Irish community’s pride in family, their heritage, and Syracuse. This also relates to the Irish Claddagh ring’s ideals of love, loyalty, and friendship. Dress in theme by wearing traditional tartans, woolens, and lace! Syracuse; March 12, 2022

St. Pat’s Ramble (Hudson Valley)

For the 10th year, the town of Montgomery will be hosting its Annual Run for the Gold 5K prior to the St. Pat’s Ramble Parade. The race begins at 10:00 am and all ticket proceeds support causes throughout the Montgomery community. At St. Pat’s Ramble, there is plenty of fun for all ages!  Montgomery; March 19, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Thousand Islands-Seaway)

Take part in the shenanigans and malarkey in the 1000 Islands by attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Oswego. Celebrate the hundred thousand welcomes of the Irish spirit with marching bands and dancers as they perform along Bridge Street. Oswego, March 5, 2022 at 1 pm on Bridge Street

Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Hudson Valley)

Join the town of Mamaroneck in celebrating their 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The route will run down Mamaroneck Avenue and kicks off at 1:30 pm. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets or donate to the parade—all proceeds go toward college scholarships that the parade offers to local students. Mamaroneck; March 20, 2022

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