Parade Details Announced

By Matt Markham

March 2, 2011 Updated Mar 2, 2011 at 3:23 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Irish eyes are smiling at the thought of what's to come this Saturday in Binghamton.

The forty-fourth annual St. Patrick's Parade will march through the city.

The day begins with a mass at St. Mary of the Assumption at 11am.

Parade participants will line up at Court and Fayette Streets.

Pipe bands, Irish dance groups, floats and local law enforcement will all be represented.

"The weather for parade day if you're looking forward to that -- it's going to be warm enough, there is a chance for some showers, if you've ever been to Ireland, it sounds like a typical Irish day. But whatever the weather is, we always make the best of it," said Tom Kelly, parade co-chairman.

A CHOW truck will be there collecting food donations for the needy.

Be sure to check out the video on this page for some clips of the parade from last year, and a bagpiper at the news conference on Wednesday, March 2 announcing details for 2011!

Binghamton Police captain Patrick McCormick will officially start the parade.

The Grand Marshal of this year's parade is Sheila Madigan. Mary Kathryn Kulp is the Maid of Erin.

WBNG's own Matt Markham will be the master of ceremonies.