In under 48 hours the streets of downtown Binghamton will look a little greener as the city celebrates its Irish heritage with the 48th annual St. Patrick's Parade Day.
The parade will feature two high school marching bands, two kazoo bands and six pipe bands to go along with this year's theme of Irish music and dance. This year's Parade Grand Marshall, retired Binghamton Firefighter Bill Newland, has marched in the parade for the past 30 years.
Grand Marshall Bill Newland says, "The strong roots to the Irish community and the City of Binghamton. Many of the founding father of the city were of Irish decent."
The parade will start at 1:30 Saturday afternoon on the corner of Court and Fayette Street and then head west ending at the corner at Main and Arthur Streets.