Parade Day

scranton parade day

 Dean circa the tail end of Parade Day 2011

This weekend Scranton is hosting one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the nation. I know what you’re thinking. Little baby Scranton? No way! ummm- yes way! In fact, the website says “We are the second largest parade in the country, as measured by participants per population of the city in which it’s held*. Savannah, GA is first, New York City was third. ” (via)

Downtown Scranton wasn’t too far from my college, so I’ve been heading down with friends almost every year since 2006. It’s always a good time, but it’s pretty messy and there’s a good chance that you’ll feel like death the next day. Dean and I are looking to have an enjoyable weekend and with this in mind we’ll probably just partake in some after-parade activities. Maybe grab a green beer and a nice dinner? We’ll see!

Does your town do anything fun for the holiday? Seeing friends? Making some crafts? Hunting down a double rainbow? Well, here are some recipes from around the web just in case you need a little help with your planning.


st paddy's day roundup!


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oh and my favorite St Paddy’s Day recipe?

lucky charms blizzard

the Lucky Charms Blizzard.


  1. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a St. Patty’s parade before! We’re headed down to Virginia Beach this weekend for the Shamrock half marathon! Unfortunately this year, I’ll just be a spectator, but I’m looking forward to cheering on my hubby!
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  2. OMG that blizzard looks amazing!!! This will be a sober St. Pattie’s for me! AHHH! 🙂 I remember when I used to totally LOVE dressing up for this holiday! Have a great weakend!!!
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  3. Ahhhhh… Parade Day. I realized the other day that I totally take for granted everyone knowing what I’m talking about when I just say, “Parade Day.” Hope you survived unscathed and had a blast!
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    • haha I understand completely! Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the parade is worth everyone knowing about. I hope you had a good one!

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