Parade of Shamrocks

About the Celtic Classic

Céad Míle Fáilte!

(That’s “a hundred thousand welcomes” in Irish Gaelic)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Historic Downtown Bethlehem with us!  Or… Half way to the Celtic Classic!

Downtown Bethlehem will be awash in green as Celtic Cultural Alliance hosts the 8th Annual Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks!  The celebration will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  The parade steps off at 1:00 p.m., so get here early for the best viewing spots!  The parade will kick-off at 10th Avenue & Broad Street. The parade route will continue east on Broad to Main Street and makes its way south on Main Street, ending under the Hill-To-Hill Bridge.

We are honored to have your favorite local high school and middle school bands, community groups, pipe bands, dancing groups, local dignitaries, and businesses participate in the parade.  Enjoy the festive celebration, then stay after the parade to enjoy some of the great restaurants and shops Bethlehem has to offer.


We welcome any community groups or local businesses in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas to be a part of the parade celebration, so gather your clan and join us!  This is a great way to be involved in the community and promote your organization.

Click HERE to download the Parade Registration Form

Download the Parade Registration Form

The deadline to register is 02/28/2019. For more information, please contact

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible! Please patronize these local businesses when you are in Bethlehem.

If you would like to support the parade as a sponsor, please contact

CCA Events

children's tent
cca support

2018 Festival Map

celtic classic map

Contact us

  • 532 Main Street
    Bethlehem, PA

  • Tel.: ( +1 ) 610-868-9599
    Fax: ( +1 ) 610-868-9730