Archive for February 19, 2014


Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Rochester, NY

Rochester food truck

What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day? Whether you are Irish or simply out to have a good time, Rochester, NY offers its fair share of options for the coming national holiday — from races and parades to music festivals and green beer. Here’s a quick look at Rochester’s St. Patrick Day events:

Painting of the Green and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

First, Rochester NY will host its annual Painting of the Green ceremony. During the ceremony, patrons mark the parade route. The parade will take place the next day. Rochester locals have been parading in honor of St. Patrick’s day for 39 years; this year’s parade will mark the 40th annual celebration. Bands and other participants will march from East Avenue to Main Street and ultimately end on Plymouth Avenue, according to