News Release
 February 14, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

“The Trinity and the Shamrock”

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – The streets of Rochester will once again be a sea of green as the city celebrates their Irish heritage on Saturday, March 16 at 12:30 pm. Made up of over 130 entries, 4,000 marchers, 15 bands from all over New York State and Canada, and seven dance schools marching, this parade is a spectacle not to be missed. Every year over 100,000 spectators clamor to take in the sights and sounds of this annual tradition which was started by the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. The event steps off at the corner of East Ave. at Alexander Street, winding its way to Main Street and ends at Main and Fitzhugh.

We are also pleased to welcome Irish Dignitary, Eamon O’Cuiv, as this year’s Honorary Marshall who is joining us from Ireland. Born in Blackrock, Dublin, Eamon was educated at Oatlands College, Dublin and University College Dublin.

Thanks to the hard work of the St. Patrick’s Day parade committee, comprised of 20 dedicated volunteers, this non-profit organization works tirelessly year-round alongside 150 parade day volunteers, Marshals, banner carriers, judges, security, Celtic Family Faire Volunteers and so many others to make this an event to remember!

It’s never too late to be a part of this year’s festivities. If you are interested in: • Volunteering to carry a banner • Being a Parade Marshall • Being a Celtic Family Faire assistant • Applying to have a float • Marching in the parade Please visit Additional information on the parade can also be found on the parade’s social platforms – Facebook (Tops Rochester St. Patrick’s Parade), Twitter (@ROCParade) and Instagram (rocstpatsparade).

Up to date information about the Tops Rochester St. Patrick’s Day Parade can also be found on the parades new app (Rochester Parade) which is now available for both iPhone and Android users.

A complete event day schedule can be found at under the events tab. ###

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