March 16, 2024 @ 10AM | Utica, NY
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We'll see you at the parade!


The Utica Saint Patrick’s Day Parade started as a small group of Irishmen marching down the Historic Brewery and Arts District and is now the 3rd largest parade in New York State!

Almost 200 years later, from the time John C. Devereux was Grand Marshal, the tradition lives on. Over 5,000 marchers from across the state step off from Oneida Square and head north on Genesee Street to greet spectators with their music and smiling faces. The Utica Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of Utica’s largest community events with over 30,000 viewers. Our judges will decide on winners from 5 different categories: Marching Unit, Vehicle, Fire Department, Pipe Band, Other.


Grand Marshal

The Honor Bestowed upon the Grand Marshal is second to none.

For over 200 years a worthy Utican has led us as the honorary chair of all Irish in the area.

The committee of the Utica Saint Patrick's Day Parade is happy to announce the 2023 Utica Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal is Colleen Kain Martin! Colleen has been a long-time contributor to the Irish community. She was the past vice president / current member of the LAOH, a Provincial Delegate of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and local branch Secretary of Craobh Dugan O'Looney. Colleen has dedicated years helping plan the annual Great American Irish Festival and served many years as special events coordinator for the Utica St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Colleen is also a member of the Irish Cultural Center Program Development Committee, charter member of the HARP museum, chair of the annual ICC banquet and awards event, and a member of the Network of Irish Cultural Centers of North America. After making the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade possible and enjoyable for so many years, it is Colleen’s turn to lead the parade wielding the Shillelagh in March.


Be part of one of the largest events in CNY! We are a homegrown committee that works hard and plays harder. We have monthly meetings, clear communications, and are always looking to grow.

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