79th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday March 10th
Sunday March 10th, 2013 @ 2:00pm
Parade will kick off just north of the Huntington Train Station along New York Avenue before turning west onto Main Street ending at Saint Patrick’s Church
This year’s Parade Grand Marshal will be local Huntington Attorney Andrew Lawrence.
The tradition began back in the 1930’s and seventy nine years later, thanks to the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians, Huntington residents continue to come together to celebrate the unofficial start of spring on the second Sunday of March.
According to the Huntington Hibernians website, Each year up to 50,000 current and former residents jam Huntington Village for this wonderful family and community event. More important than ever, the Parade is also a tremendous catalyst to the local Huntington economy, with spectators packing the local restaurants, shops, and pubs. With the current rough economic times, “buying local” not only feels good it helps all of us.
The bagpipes are a feature attraction of the parade along with 25 marching bands from all across the Island.
Hibernians Treasurer, Rich McGrath states that, “many residents mistakenly think the Town sponsors the parade each year, but in truth it’s actually the Hibernians who organize, promote, run and raise the money needed to pay for all the expenses associated with putting on this spectacular parade”.
Scenes from last year’s parade.
For more information visit the Huntington Hibernian website.