St. Patrick's Day Parade
Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade | Going Virtual on March 21, 2021
After much heartfelt consideration, the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s physical parade and its related activities due to the on-going restrictions on gatherings caused by COVID-19. However, virtual plans are already set to Keep the Spirit of St. Patrick Alive in 2021!
Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Inc. are proud to announce that a special virtual St. Patrick’s Parade Event will be broadcast on Sunday, March 21 at 12 p.m. on Service Electric Cable TV as well as on Facebook and YouTube Live.
This special broadcast will include live segments featuring Pipe Bands and Irish Step Dancers performing remotely, highlights from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Parades, as well as a special introduction from Mayor Ray O’Connell.
During the week of March 15, there will be a house-decorating contest via the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Facebook Page with online voting. Gift certificates from some of the wonderful Parade sponsors will be awarded to the winners.
On March 17, there will be a Virtual Toast to St. Patrick conducted from the safety of participants’ own homes.
In the spirit of St. Patrick and in keeping with our tradition of remembering The Great Hunger, The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is encouraging online donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank. They will be sharing that information on their website and Facebook page as well.
The West End Alliance, which organizes the West End St. Patrick’s 5k preceding the parade, is currently evaluating alternate dates and locations for its annual race, the proceeds from which benefit beautification and neighborhood development in the West End Theatre District. Updates will be posted in the coming weeks at www.westendstpats5k.com.
Further information and ongoing updates can be found on Facebook and on their website www.allentownstpatricksparade.com. Thank you to Giant Foods and all of the sponsors for their ongoing support. Until everyone can get together for all of their events in March 2022, be well, be safe and Keep the Spirit of St. Patrick Alive!