While the date of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade most likely will not change, the parade route and an annual tradition most likely will, according to a News Journal article.
For 36 years, the annual Wilmington St. Patrick's Day parade has run the length of King street, ending at St. Patrick's Church with a party (known as a "hooley") in the church basement. In his second year at the parish, Rev. Leonard Klein has put a halt to the Irish Culture Club of Delaware's hooley, calling it inappropriate.
Being the largest fundraiser for ICCD, a new location for the hooley has been located. The parade is held on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, March 16 this year. The updated event is listed on our Calendar page and shows the time and route. The parade will proceed up King Street from 4th street and past St. Patrick's church, turning at 15th Street to Market Street. A tent will be erected at that location to sell commemorative mugs, and to have the annual hooley. Mugs will be $15 each. All partying MUST be in the ICCD's tent. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no tailgating allowed anywhere else in that area.