SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A big announcement regarding Scranton’s St Patrick’s parade. The parade is postponed with a tentative date set for September.

President of the Scranton St Patrick’s Parade Committee, Al O’Donnell, said the last time they had a meeting was just days before St Patrick’s Day. The pandemic was just ramping up and they were forced to postpone.

Now almost one year later, they finally have a tentative date.

O’Donnell said postponing last year’s parade was the hardest decision he ever had to make. After months of hard work and cooperation with the City of Scranton, Sunday O’Donnell brought good news.

The parade will happen this year in downtown Scranton with a tentative date set for September 18 starting at 11:45 a.m.

O’Donnell made the announcement at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon during the Scranton St Patrick’s Committee meeting at La Buona Vita in Dunmore.

“This parade is for all the people of NEPA but especially the sponsors of the parade and the downtown businesses. They have struggled for the last year and hopefully this will be the beginning of a return to normalcy in the city of Scranton,” O’Donnell said.