Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade taking place this Saturday

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The annual St. Patrick's Parade takes place on March 5, 2022. Photo provided.

WAPPINGERS FALLS – The 27th Annual Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade is stepping off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the village.  Motorists should expect road closures and delays in and around Route 9D in the village beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The parade was virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic but is returning with tremendous support for 2022, with more than 50 groups, floats, bands, and organizations set to march through the village.

The 2022 parade Grand Marshall is Joseph Corrigan, as chosen by the parade committee.  The parade, similar to the recent parade in Pawling, is dedicated to the late Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson.

The late Sheriff Butch Anderson. Mid-Hudson News file photo.

The annual Parade Mass will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls.

Despite the wrong names included in the final lineup, Dutchess County Legislator Joseph Cavaccini is marching in the parade.  The youngest member of the legislature and Town of Wappinger Historian said “Following a brief in-person hiatus, I am so excited to see our Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade return to the downtown streets of the Village of Wappingers Falls.”  Touting the success of the event, he added “What makes this event great each year is that whether you’re a marcher, spectator along the route, or one of our amazing local businesses; thousands of our friends and neighbors come together here in Wappinger to celebrate Irish culture and community pride!”