Albany prepares for first in-person St. Patrick’s Day Parade since COVID

Albany has not held an in person St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 2019. The 2021 event was all-virtual due to the pandemic. However, with COVID currently in retreat, city leaders and organizers announced Wednesday they’ll be ready to roll again this Saturday, March 12.

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There will be close to 500 marchers in eight contingents, and a pair of grand marshals.

The North Albany Parade kicks off at noon at the North Albany American Legion Post at North 1st Street and the 72nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. at the corner of Quail Street and Central Avenue.

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Learn how organizers are preparing for the threat of a possible winter storm by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger’s story.

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