The 22nd Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 14th and will kick off at 12 Noon. Since 1994, this parade has retraced the original 1913 route through the historic streets of the Valley and Old First Ward neighborhoods. It starts on South Park Avenue and then makes its way to Smith Street, towards Elk Street, and then to Hamburg Street, before ending end on O’Connell Street.

The 2015 “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal is John “Noey” Nostrant, one of the founding fathers of the Parade and a native Old First Ward son who attended St. Brigid’s School and graduated from Bishop Timon High School in 1958. He co-ownsMcGintys Tavern.

Buffalo’s largest Irish parade takes place on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, beginning in Niagara Square and working its way to Delaware Avenue and North Street.

The annual parade features Irish dancers, bands, civic organizations and many of Buffalo’s finest Irish citizens. The 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade is dedicated to the Memory of Scott Burchard, who was a project engineer in the Buffalo area with construction companies including Ciminelli Construction. The United Irish American Association of Erie County (UIAA) has elected Denise Morrison to be Grand Marshal of the 2015 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.