Parade Route







St. Patrick's celebration schedule of events

  • Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.: Shamrock Run, Burnet Park, Syracuse. Participants and spectators may bring donations for the St. Patrick Hunger Project. 
  • Sunday, March 5 from noon to 5 p.m.: Kickoff party at Kitty Hoyne’s Irish Pub, 301 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. $10 admission includes a drink.
  • Friday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m.: Painting of the Green Stripe along the parade route
  • Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m.: Grand Marshal Gala Celebration at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
  • Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Parade beginning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The parade will be broadcast live on NewsChannel 9 WSYR and streamed live on
  • Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m.: Irish Night with the Syracuse Crunch; a portion of the ticket sales benefit the St. Patrick’s Hunger Project. Fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate or to make a monetary donation. Please mention the parade and Hunger Project when you call 315-473-4444 to order tickets. The Crunch faces the Albany Devils at 7 p.m.

Grand Marshals

2017 Stephanie Miner, current Mayor of Syracuse
2016 Joseph O'Hara, PEACE, Inc.
2015 Jeff "Coz" Costello & Jerry "Bonez" Roesch, Community Leaders 
2014 Project Children (Represented by Kathy Schwanke & Mary Ann Fountain) & NewsChannel 9 (Represented by Dan Cummings)
2013 Thomas J. Maroney, Former US Attorney 
2012 Judge Charles T. Major, Jr. & Ed Ryan, former County Legislator
2011 Captain Richard Walsh, Syracuse Police Department
2010 Dick MacPherson, former SU football coach
2009 Mayor Matthew Driscoll, 52nd Mayor of the City of Syracuse
2008 Monsignor Joseph M. Champlin, Priest, Author, and Lecturer
Sister Kathleen Osbelt, founder and president of Francis House
Rev. John Schopfer, Urban Ministry
2007 Dr. Cornelius "Neil" Murphy, Jr. President, SUNY ESF
2006 David Hoyne, Owner, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant
2005 Kevin Walsh, Onondaga County Sheriff
John Cowin, Chief of Fire, Syracuse Fire Department
Norman Mordue, Federal District Court Judge (Northern District)
2004 Patrick Ahern, President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, former Syracuse Police Officer
2003 Neal McCurn, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
2002 Bob "Cupcakes" Young, Project Children volunteer/Drum Major, Syracuse Kilties Pipe Band
2001 Bishop Thomas Costello, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse
2000 Michael Pinkasewicz, founding director Tom Dooley Choraliers (27 Choraliers honorary marshals)
1999 Father James Mathews, rebuilt St. Lucy?s Church after 1998 Labor Day Storm
1998 William "Nibsy" Ryan, former Tipperary Hill pub owner and barkeep
1997 Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon
1996 John F.X. Mannion, CEO Unity Mutual Life Insurance
1995 Christine Varney, former Secretary of President Clinton?s Cabinet
Winnie Coleman, President, St. Joseph's of Connecticut College
Kathleen Kelly, Project Children (Lifetime Achievement)
1994 Jack "J.J." Barry, International President, IBEW
1993 William Donlan, Former Chair/CEO, Niagara Mohawk
1992 Kevin Reilly, Syracuse Attorney & Parade Co-founder
1991 Father John Ahern, Most Holy Rosary/Parade Chaplain
1990 Peter Coleman, Tipperary Hill Pubkeeper
Jean Daugherty, TV's "Play Lady" from "Magic Toyshop"
1989 John Dillon, Onondaga County Sheriff
1988 William Walsh, former Mayor & Congressman
James Walsh, Common Council President
1987 Stone Throwers (Stoned the Tipp Hill stop light, whenever city put red light over green)
Jocko Bean, Richie Britt, James "Duke" Coffey, Packy Corbett, Kenny Davis, George Dorsey, Mikis Murphy, Stubbs Shortt, Eugene Thompson
1986 Tom Young, Syracuse Mayor
Pat Bright, Southside Furniture Dealer
Patrick "Packy" Corbett, former Onondaga County Sheriff
1985 James Hanley, Former Congressman
Sister Patricia Anne Mulherin, Retired St. Joseph's Hospital CEO
1984 Lee Alexander, Syracuse Mayor
John Mulroy, Onondaga County Executive
Bishop Frank Harrison, Diocese of Syracuse
1983 Tom Higgins, Retired Banker/Parade Co-founder
Kathleen Kelly, Project Children