You know Spring is not far off when it's time for the annual Hibernian St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Binghamton.

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Filled with floats, local school bands, pipe and drum corp bands from New York State and Pennsylvania, the famous kazoo band, community organizations, and of course, we'll be in the parade too!

Downtown transforms into a different world to be sure, during the first Saturday of March.
At times in the past, that was not such a good thing, but efforts have been made so it remains a family friendly parade.

Brobible.com ranks the Binghamton parade at number 10 on it's list of the Top 15 Best College St. Patrick's Day Parades, along with Scranton, PA., which boasts as having the second largest St. Patrick's Day Parade (NYC comes in at number 1) coming in at number 8.
Elitedaily.com also lists the Binghamton parade as one of the 13 best college parties in America.
It's the largest, most fun parade of the year!

Come out and enjoy this great parade on Saturday beginning at 1pm.
The parade kicks off at the corner of Fayette and Court Main Streets, heading west on  Court Street and Main Street, ending at Main and Walnut Streets.
Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day...we'll see you there!