NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — For the third straight year, the St. Patrick’s Day parade will not march down the streets of Norfolk.

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Norfolk’s Vice Mayor Martin Thomas announced the news Thursday afternoon on Facebook:

The Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled because of the weather. There will still be a party inside the Columbian Club from noon until 4pm for those who want to stop by!

This is the third-straight year that the parade has not happened.

Organizers had the date. The parade route was set, but expected severe weather literally rained on the parade.

It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, so the community was particularly excited for the event to return this year.