It’s that time of year again; the season of Guinness, black and tan, and green beer. Grab your sheleighly, dust off your green plastic bowler hat, pin on your, “Kiss me I’m Irish,” button and head over to Allentown this Sunday for the 55th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The parade steps off at 1:30pm Sunday March 18, 2012 and will weave its way through Allentown’s west end. The parade route begins at the Allentown Fairgrounds and will head north on 19th St, west on Tilghman, south on 25th St and then east on liberty concluding back at the fairgrounds. Get there early to secure a place to park and grab a prime viewing location.
This is the oldest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Lehigh Valley and is certainly worth checking out. There will be a wide array of local officials, organizations and colorful characters marching along the route. If you are low on St. Patty’s day swag, don’t fret there are plenty of vendors hawking everything from funny hats to noisemakers and balloons.
As they have done each year, the Lehigh Valley rollergirls will have a presence in the parade. Keep an eye out for them as they skate by and give them a wave and a hearty cheer. The Corner Seat will be on the sidelines across the street from the Jewish Community Center, if you happen to be in the area stop by and say hello.
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