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Parade Day Attracts Thousands to Downtown Binghamton

Thousands of people are taking to the streets to celebrate Irish heritage.

Saturday marks Downtown Binghamton's 48th annual Parade Day.

Marchers included several Southern Tier police and fire departments, bagpipe bands, high schools, community organizations and yours truly Fox 40s Weather crew Mick Dwyer, Lindsay Raychel, Samantha Bleiwess, and Beth Rousseau. All festivities were free and to the public.

Plenty of first timers hit the streets ready take on the fun.

Norwich Resident Allyson Scott said, "I think it's probably going to be crazy and fun. People are going to be enjoying themselves and spending time with their family. This is our first time here attending the parade and we came and met my cousins in Binghamton and were looking forward to celebrating our Irish heritage and having fun."

Seton Catholic Central hosted more musical festivities after the parade with a performance by the B-C Celtic Pipes and Drums.