Is Buffalo's 2021 Saint Patrick's Day Parade canceled?

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 09:44:55-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Will there or won’t there be a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Buffalo?

There likely won’t be, although the city hasn’t made any kind of formal announcement.

7 Eyewitness News contacted the city for an update, and in a statement, a city spokesman said, “In accordance with New York State guidelines events of that magnitude are not permitted to take place at this time. Currently social gatherings/special events are limited to 50 participants or less.”

Other New York cities including Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Albany all announced parade cancellations earlier this year.

Old First Ward parade representatives said the city isn't issuing a permit for its event traditionally held in South Buffalo, as well. They're hoping to hold a half way to Saint Patrick's Day Parade in September.

This would mark the second year in a row both parades are canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.