Grand Marshal Patrick Dunbar:
Patrick Dunbar has been chosen as the Grand Marshal of the 27th edition of the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sponsored by Labatt USA and will lead the procession through the historic streets of the Valley and Old First Ward neighborhoods on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.
About the Parade:
The 27th annual parade will kick off at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center and will wind through the streets of the historic Buffalo River Community. Viewing of the parade is available along South Park Avenue (between Hamburg Street and Smith Street), Smith Street (between South Park Avenue and Elk Street), Elk Street (between Smith Street and South Park Avenue), Hamburg Street (between South Park Avenue and South Street), and South Street (between Hamburg Street and Louisiana Street).
Immediately following the parade will be the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music by “Poor Ould Goat” as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5pm at the Valley Community Center.
The Post Party Parade:
Doors for the event will open at 12pm with Chef Kevin serving corned beef dinners, corned beef sandwiches, and other selections for those who don’t care for corned beef. Music will be provided by Geno McManus from 2pm-5pm and he will be followed by Brian Overdorf.
A green shuttle bus will be available to take parade goers between the Post Parade Party at the Tewksbury Lodge and the Hooley at the Valley Community Center.