The Buffalo St. Patrick's Day Parade will bring together family and friends to honor Saint Patrick and the Irish community in Buffalo as well as throughout the country.
Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Buffalo will hold one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades yet again in 2020.
Mark your calendars, because the Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. On Sunday, March 15 the Irish will begin their march down Delaware Avenue at 2 p.m. Lasting two hours, the day will bring together family and friends in a religious, patriotic and civic event. It will honor Saint Patrick and the Irish community in Buffalo as well as throughout the country.The theme of this year’s Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade is “Hail to Saint Patrick – God Bless America – Support our Troops and First Responders”. Even though Buffalo holds a large Irish-American population, the event draws people of all nationalities to celebrate.
The day will kick off with a mass celebrated by Fr. David Richards at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral the same morning at 10:30 a.m. After the mass, the parade will include Irish dancers, bands, civic organizations and others in its proud march. Those interested in marching in the parade can apply here. In the past, the parade received international recognition from the magazine Ireland of the Welcomes published in Dublin, Ireland. The parade welcomes people and families of all ages—free of admission, to participate in the festive day.
Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall
The United Irish American Association (UIAA) has elected Patrick D. McGuinness as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Attending the Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a tradition for the McGuinness family. McGuinness’ work on the Parade started as a sign carrier in childhood. As a blood donor recruiter, he organized and built prize winning floats in the Buffalo Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for many years for the Plasmapheresis Donor Unit. Later he became a division marshal and then was elected to the executive committee of the UIAA.
Take Amtrak to the Buffalo St. Patrick’s Day Parade
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY