2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Joseph E. Robach

March 14, 2012

This year's City of Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 17th, beginning at 12:30. You can visit the official website of the parade by clicking here

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

PROPOSED 2012 Shuttle Bus Schedule

Free shuttle buses will run from 10:30am to 12:30pm from the end of the parade to near it's start at Plymouth Ave/Inner Loop - East Avenue area. These buses are provided so those participating in events at the county building can be taken to the parade's start after those events conclude.

When is the Parade?

March 17, 2012 and it starts at 12:30pm

Where is the Parade?

It's at downtown Rochester starting on East Avenue, going to Main Street and ending at Plymouth Avenue.

How can I enter the Parade?

You can contact us at (585) 234-5167 or you can also view other contact methods on our contact page.

How long has the Parade been a tradition in Rochester?

In 2012, the St. Patrick's Day Parade is celebrating its 35th year as a Rochester tradition.

Who organizes the Parade?

There is a devoted group of volunteers to the Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. Anyone that is interested in joining us should call us at (585) 234-5167 or email us with email addresses located on the contact page.

How many people attend the Parade?

In 2009, there were approximately 120,000+ spectators at the Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Where is the Parade Headquarters?

The Parade Headquarters is located at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside.

Where can I park for the Parade?

Ample parking garages are located around the city, South Clinton, Main St, East Ave, and Woodbury, to name a few. There is also street parking available on most side streets.

PLEASE NOTE: The RPD typically blocks all traffic along the Parade route at about 11:30am.