POSTPONED Due to COVID19 -The 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade Will NOT Take Place on Saturday, March 14

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed due to concerns about the COVID19 AKA Coronavirus. The 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade was to Take Place on Saturday, March 14.

Canceled-Due to the St. Patrick’s Parade on South Salina Street in Downtown Syracuse on Saturday, March 14, several streets downtown will be closed. The following information includes a street closing schedule, directions for access points, and a website for parking locations.

Friday, March 13

The Ceremonial Painting of the Stripe:

Salina Street, between Washington Street and Erie Boulevard West, will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for the Ceremonial Painting of the St. Patrick’s Parade Green Stripe at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 14

The following streets will be closed for the St. Patrick’s Parade at the following times (please note that times are approximate):

10:00 a.m.

  • Erie Boulevard West, between South Clinton and Van Rensselaer Streets
  • Tracy Street, between Van Rensselaer and Plum Streets
  • Leavenworth Street, between Wilkinson Street and Erie Boulevard West
  • Plum Street, between Park Avenue and Erie Boulevard West
  • Wilkinson Street, between Barker Avenue and Plum Street
  • Barker Street, between Wilkinson and Tracy Streets
  • West Street off-ramps at Erie Boulevard West
  • West Water Street, between Franklin and South Clinton Streets
  • North and South Franklin Streets, between West Washington and West Genesee Streets
  • South Clinton Street, between West Genesee to West Washington Streets, and from East Jefferson to East Onondaga Streets

10:00 a.m.

  • Salina Street, between East Fayette and West Willow Streets
  • West Washington Street, between Clinton and Salina Streets
  • James Street, between South Salina and South Warren Streets
  • Erie Boulevard East, between South Warren and South Salina Streets
  • East Washington Street, between South Warren and South Salina Streets

10:15 a.m.

  • East and West Fayette Street, between South Warren and Clinton Streets
  • East and West Jefferson Street, between South Warren and South Clinton Streets
  • Harrison Street, between South Warren and South Salina Streets
  • West Onondaga Street, between South Salina and West Adams Streets
  • South Salina Street, between East Fayette and East Adams Streets

Directions to Get in and Around Downtown on Parade Day Saturday, March 14

For those coming downtown, some suggested routes are as follows:

From the West:  Take Route 690 East to the West Street Arterial.  Take a left onto West Fayette Street to South Franklin Street.  Take a right into Armory Square.  Take a left for some parking lots and garages close to Clinton Square.

From the East:  Take Route 690 West to Townsend Street. To access areas around James Street, Clinton Square and Hanover Square, take a right onto Townsend Street at the bottom of the ramp, take a left onto James Street and follow James Street into downtown. To access areas around City Hall and the State Office Building, take a left onto Townsend Street at the bottom of the ramp, and proceed on Townsend and take a right onto Washington Street. To access areas around Columbus Circle, the Everson Museum of Art, Civic Center, and OnCenter, take a left onto Townsend Street at the bottom of the ramp, proceed on Townsend and take a right onto East Genesee Street and a left onto State Street.

From the South:  Take 81 North and exit at Almond Street.  To access areas around Columbus Circle, the Everson Museum of Art, Civic Center, and OnCenter, take a left onto Harrison Street and continue west. To access areas around City Hall and the State Office Building, continue on Almond to Washington, take a left onto Washington Street and continue west.

From the North:  To access areas around Clinton and Hanover Squares, take Route 81 South to Spencer/Catawba exit.  Take a left onto Catawba Street to State Street.  Take a right onto State and continue south on State Street to James Street, Erie Boulevard East, Water Street, or Washington Street.

To access areas around the Everson, Civic Center, and OnCenter, exit at Harrison Street, bear right onto Harrison and continue west. Or exit Route 81 at Salina Street, take Salina southbound to Willow Street, take a left onto Willow to State and continue south on State Street.

For information on the location of various parking garages and lots downtown, visit www.downtownsyracuse.com, click on Map, and when the Map page appears, check Parking on the right-hand side of the page to access the information.