Join the fun at Sunday's Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade
42nd annual parade bound once again for the Village of Goshen

Girl Scouts march in a previous parade (Photo by Ed Bailey)

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Marching units and floats — and festively decked out spectators that are just as fun to watch — will fill the streets with merriment this Sunday, when the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade returns home to Goshen, N.Y., on Sunday, March 10.
Area Irish clubs began the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade Committee in 1979 to honor the patron saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York, where Orange County is located.
"St. Patrick's mission to the Emerald Isle forever influenced its history," says the non-profit committee. "The parade provides a focus for the celebration of a heritage of a dynamic people and its contributions to humankind."
All things Irish — music, dance, song, history, and tradition — will be the order of the day.
This is the 43rd year that the parade has been held in Orange County, N.Y. Starting in 1976, under prior sponsorship, the parade took place in Middletown. Then it moved to Monroe for two years before going to Greenwood Lake, then Goshen for two years, then back to Monroe again for two years. From 1987 through 1993, the parade took place in Chester. The parade returned to Monroe for two years, followed by two years in Montgomery, two years in Cornwall, two years in Middletown, and one in Highland Falls. This is the parade's 15th year in Goshen.
In Pennsylvania, a parade is coming to Stroudsburg on Sunday, March 24, starting at 1:30 p.m. The parade kicks off at the Stroudsburg High School and ends at Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg. A parade will also be held in Scranton on Saturday, March 9, stepping off at 11:45 a.m. from St. Peter's Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Avenue.
Follow the Grand MarshalThe Grand Marshal, James O'Donnell of Goshen, will lead the Mid-Hudson parade (click here for more about O'Donnell). It begins at the Orange County Government Center at 2 p.m. sharp (the lineup will begin at 1 p.m.). Then...
The parade steps off onto Scotchtown Avenue
Makes a left onto Murray Avenue
Turns right onto Erie Street
Then to Lincoln Avenue
Makes a left onto North Church Street
Then another left at Main Street
Then passes the reviewing stand on Main Street
Makes a on Erie Street, then proceeds
Back into the government center parking lot
Line of MarchGet ready, get set: here's the line of march:
Escort Division:
New York State Police Color Guard
Orange County Sheriff's Department Color Guard
Hibernian Division:
Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade Banner
Orange County Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes & Drums
Tetz’s Clydesdales
2018 Grand Marshal Maureen Morse
Family and Friends of Grand Marshal
Aides to the Grand Marshal
Past Grand Marshals
Orange County AOH Banner
Orange County AOH Color Guard
AOH State Officials
Orange County AOH
AOH Division 1 Juniors
St. Brendan’s GAA
LAOH Division 5
LAOH Division 5 Juniors
Irish Wolfhounds
New York State Police
Orange County Sheriff
Town of Goshen Police
Village of Goshen Police
Chester Academy Marching Band
Orange County Political Officials
Goshen Political Officials
New York State Department of Corrections
Ulster Division:
Norwegian Air- Port Authority of NY/NJ- Stewart International Airport
Knights of Columbus
Walker Valley Marching Band
St. John’s Catholic School
Burke Catholic High School
Sacred Heart School
North Rockland High School Marching Band
Orange County Right to Life
Washingtonville High School JROTC
Civil War Troops
American Legion Post #488 of Monroe
Sons of America
Ladies Auxiliary
124th N.Y.S.V. Orange Blossoms
Orange County Oath Keepers
Goshen Fire Department Color Guard
Firefighter McPadden Pipes and Drums
Goshen Fire Departments
Dikeman Engine & Hose
Minisink Hook & Ladder
Cataract Engine & Hose
Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corp
Broome Street Band
Cornwall Fire Company
Walton Engine & Hose
Pokolenie Dancers
Orange County Professional Bands 1
Girl Scouts
Sarah Wells Trail Girl Scouts
Middletown Girl Scouts
Minisink Valley Elementary Troop 776 Unit 211
Minisink Valley Daisy Troop 435
Minisink Valley Junior Troop 209
Chester Girl Scouts
Leinster Division:
Minisink High School JROTC
Boy Scout Troop 236 Marching Band
Boy Scout Troop 62 of Goshen
Boy Scout Troop 63 of Goshen
Boy Scout Troop 1059 of Minisink
Orange County Professionals Band 2
Access 23 Keeping Country Strong
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Cornerstone Theatre Arts
Goshen Lions Club
Goshen Rotary Club
Saints of Swing
Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society
Project Children
Greenwood Lake Soccer
Excelsior Drum and Bugle Corp
Middletown Irish American Society
Sheehan-Gormely Irish Dancers
Rose of Tralee
Munster Division:
NYC Retired Firefighters Color Guard
Newburgh Firefighters Pipes & Drums
NYC Retired Firefighter Vehicles
NYC Retired Firefighters of Orange County
Orange Ulster BOCES
Middletown City Band
Orange County 4H Clubs
The Sheeps Flock
Orange County Hare Raisers
Danielle Barbour Warwick Appleseeds
Caprine Voyagers/ OC Cavy
Extreme Equestrians
Orange County Dairy Court
Pets Alive