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Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade News


Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Rain, Snow or Shine


The latest News on one of the oldest and largest
St. Patrick's Day Parades in the nation 
       

This edition of the Pittsburgh St Patrick's Day Parade News is one of many communications activities to keep you up to date as we look ahead to the 149th Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade!  Put it on your calendar - 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, rain, snow or shine!

The Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the nation's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parades, promises to be bigger and better than ever when it steps off - rain, snow or shine - at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The parade will follow the same Downtown parade route it's followed in recent years, featuring over 22,000 participants with an increased number of marching bands from nearby and across the country, Irish dancers, and a host of Irish-heritage groups.

The Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade is the highlight of an entire week of Irish-heritage events in and around Pittsburgh, featuring area artists, musicians and community groups. In addition to being a celebration of great significance to those with Celtic roots, parade organizers suggest that the parade be a catalyst for all Pittsburgh to explore Irish heritage, culture, entertainment and cuisine throughout the year.

Pittsburgh's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates Pittsburgh's Irish heritage and is normally attended by 200,000-plus people, all “Irish for the day.” On a warm, sunshine-filled parade day, 350,000 have attended the event. The parade has enjoyed a 149-year history in the city, having occurred non-stop since 1950. Many Pittsburghers remember that not even a blizzard in 1993 was able to keep Pittsburgh's Irish from marching on. The parade is one of the oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day Parades in the nation.

J. "Mac" McCafferty, Chairman
Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Parade Committee
PHONE: 412/951-7068

Ciara Crossey, Media Relations Chair 

PHONE: 412/916-2014

ciarascanloncrossey@gmail.com

The Pittsburgh St Patrick's Day Parade has enjoyed a 149 year history in the city, having occurred non-stop since 1950.  According to U.S. Census data, the number of Pittsburghers claim Irish heritage are as large as or larger than than any other ethnic group in the region .