Winter Storm Stella Can't Stop St. Patrick

Written by Stephanie Sadowski
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Winter storm Stella can’t stop St. Patrick.

The Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled to step off Saturday at 1 p.m., will go off as planned as of Tuesday, according to parade producer Leigh Ann Urban. The parade is organized this year by the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District.

“Our crew works hard alongside the city and the property owners to clear the snow,” Urban said.
The parade will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the intersection of Walnut and Aberdeen streets, according to the parade’s website. It’ll go down Walnut Street; turn left onto North Fourth Street; turn right onto Market Street; turn right onto North Second Street; and then turn right onto North Street. The parade will end at the intersection of North Third and North streets. The stage will be near the intersection of Locust and Second streets. RJ Harris will emcee the event.
The procession will include bagpipe, pipe and drum bands, marching bands, floats, Irish dance troupes and more, according to the parade website ( Some of the organizations involved include the McGinley School of Dance, Harrisburg Senators, Harrisburg City Islanders and more.