The Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day every year since 1978. And since 1978, this parade has grown continually to become the event of high-acclaim that it is today. Hosted by the Pocono Irish American Club, the Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade is always held the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day and draws big time crowds. Indeed, it is a regional attraction and a true community event.
The parade route itself spans nearly two miles in length and connects Stroudsburg with East Stroudsburg. Over two dozen floats are inspiringly designed by local business and organizations, while almost a hundred troupes follow in line. In fact, the parade sponsors have a solemn conviction to constantly bring world class Pipe Bands, Military Bands, and Mummers groups. The end result of their hard work and dedication is one of the most premiere parades in, not just the region but, the entire state. So dawn that Irish green, muster up that Celtic pride, and make way for one of the best parade events around.
If you’re in the area, be sure to catch the Grand Marshall Dinner – held about a week before the parade. It is always an evening affair replete with cocktails, food, and dancing to local bands that play festive Irish music.
Admission to the parade is free and parking is in municipal lots and on the street.