2012 Utica New York St Patricks Day Parade. The parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 17.
The City of Utica’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was started approximately 33 years ago by Johnnie Oakes and a small group of Irishmen that walked down Varick Street. At that time, the parade consisted of one band and a few vehicles. The parade was later led by a group of gentlemen that assembled at Roger’s Coffee Shop known to many as The Rainbow Sportsmen Club. As the parade grew over the years, the Adelphia Cable Cares