The Lehigh Valley area is known for its festivals. Local residents don’t waste any time getting right into the fun of partying as soon as St. Patrick’s Day comes around. Sure, there may be larger and crazier St. Patrick’s Days celebrations across the country, but the Lehigh Valley, specifically with Bethlehem and Allentown’s parades, is one of the best for family friendly fun.
The festivities get started on March 16, 2019 with the Parade of Shamrocks in downtown Bethlehem.
According to Celtic Classic (which organizes the parade), Downtown Bethlehem will be awash in green as Celtic Cultural Alliance hosts the 8th Annual Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks! The celebration will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The parade steps off at 1:00 p.m., so get here early for the best viewing spots! The parade will kick-off at 10th Avenue & Broad Street. The parade route will continue east on Broad to Main Street and makes its way south on Main Street, ending under the Hill-To-Hill Bridge.
“We are honored to have your favorite local high school and middle school bands, community groups, pipe bands, dancing groups, local dignitaries, and businesses participate in the parade. Enjoy the festive celebration, then stay after the parade to enjoy some of the great restaurants and shops Bethlehem has to offer.”
The Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 17 and should serve to continue the festivities throughout the weekend.
“The first known St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Allentown in the late 1860’s. Almost a century later, in 1955, what we know as the modern day Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade was organized by business and political leaders through the St. Patrick’s Day Observance Society. The Parade ran from 12th and Hamilton Streets to the Immaculate Conception Church on Ridge Avenue.”
No matter where you end up this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, know that 24/7 Emergency Locksmith is there to help you if you find yourself locked out of your vehicle or residence. We’re available 24/7. Call us at (484) 891-1922.