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Best Places to Watch the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, Syracuse gears up for one of its most celebrated traditions - the 42nd annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Day parade. With a rich history dating back decades, this vibrant event brings together locals and visitors alike to celebrate Irish culture and community spirit. The parade showcases colorful floats, marching bands, Irish dancers, and community groups, all coming together to honor Irish heritage and celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

If you're looking for the prime spots to catch all the excitement, our team at SKY Armory put together a list of ideas for you! Being that our event venue is located in the heart of downtown, we know a thing or two about where to go. Here's your guide to the best places to watch this year’s Syracuse St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16th, 2024.

Prime Parade Viewing Spots:

  • Clinton Square: The heart of the action, Clinton Square offers a central location with ample space for spectators. Arrive early to secure a prime viewing spot near the parade route and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

  • Hanover Square: Nestled in downtown Syracuse, Hanover Square provides a cozy setting to watch the parade go by. Grab a cup of coffee from one of the nearby cafes and enjoy the procession in comfort.

  • SKY Armory Parade Party: For the ultimate parade viewing experience, head to SKY Armory's parade party on March 16th from 10 am to 4 pm. Located in the heart of downtown Syracuse, SKY Armory offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with great views of the parade route. Escape the cold and join fellow revelers for a day of fun, food, drinks and entertainment.

Whether you're a longtime resident or visiting Syracuse for the first time, the downtown St. Patrick's Day parade is a must-see event. With its rich history, lively atmosphere, and diverse entertainment, it's a celebration like no other. So gather your friends and family, don your green attire, and join in the fun as we toast to the luck of the Irish and the spirit of community. 

And for an unforgettable experience, be sure to attend the parade party at SKY Armory. With its prime location and festive ambiance, it's the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Tickets can be purchased here. See you there!



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