The Horseheads St. Patricks Day Parade will take place Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. rain or shine.
Road closing announcements are located in the picture above.
Event check-ins will be located at the end of Thorne Street closest to I-86 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Marchers will proceed down Broad Street from Thorne. The Parade will officially begin in front of the Horseheads Historical Society at the depot, 312 West Broad Street, continue to South on Grand Central Avenue, East on Fletcher Street, North on Main Street through Hanover Square and end at North Street.
The route will stretch for about 1.7 miles, just short of a half of a mile longer than last year’s event due to anticipations of a larger crowd.
It’s an opportunity for the community to invite the spring season together.
“It’s the first sign of spring, it’s cheerful, it’s magical, it’s fun,” Debbie Hicks, a volunteer to coordinate the parade, said. “I think after the long winter, it’s just nice for everybody to come out and it is a community event, it takes the entire village to put this on.”
The Horseheads High School Art Club kicked off festivities by painting merchant window fronts in Hanover Square.
The parade will be dedicated in memory of Mike Sullivan, a longtime business owner in Hanover Square.
The Grand Marshall is Ancient Order of Hibernian President Mike Duffy, accompanied by Lady Hibernian President Mary Ellen Allington
The Village Fire Department will host a Corned Beef or Ham and Cabbage Dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 34 N. Main St. There will be live entertainment, vendors and children’s activities.