St. Patrick's Day Parade - Boston
Is there a more Irish city in the United States than Boston? St. Patricks Day week is a fine time to take in the festivities and tour a bit of the city. Below are a few of the many events taking place in the Boston area to celebrate.
Colorful floats, music and Irish good cheer await you at the annual Boston St. Patrick's Day parade. Celebrate Irish heritage in Boston's most Irish neighborhood.
Where to Watch
The parade begins at the Broadway 'T' Station and ends at Farragut Road, South Boston. Your best bet for viewing the parade is to stake out a spot anywhere along Broadway.
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Parade starts at 1:00 pm. and will feature marching bands and pipe bands from throughout North America. The parade travels through South Boston - Boston's most Irish neighborhood.
Since 1901 this parade has become a prominent part of South Boston's history. Southie's annual wearin' of the green steps off from the Broadway T Stop proceeding down West Broadway to East Broadway to East 4th, to 5th Street, and around Thomas Park. Marchers continue to Telegraph Street to Dorchester Street ending at Andrew Square.
Additional St. Patrick's Day Parades - 2017
Abington: Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Boston: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Cape Cod/Yarmouth: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11:00 am
Holyoke: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00pm
Lawrence: Sunday, March 11, 2017, 1:00pm
Newport, RI: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 11:00am
Scituate: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Walpole: TBD 11:15am
Worcester: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Noon
Dublin, Ireland: Friday, March 17, Noon
Places to Visit After the Parade
Stroll Boston's Irish Heritage Trail:
Boston is often called the capital of Irish America because of its thriving Irish community, which dates back to colonial times and continues to the present day. The Irish Heritage Trail is a self-guided, three mile walking tour (click for map) that takes you through Boston's downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay. You'll learn about famous politicians, artists, matriarchs and war heroes, part of a rich tradition of rebellion, leadership and triumph that personifies the Boston Irish. (617) 696-9880.
Find out about Boston & Ireland's favorite son at The JFK Library & Museum.
View Irish Events in Boston in March
Have fun, and remember to please drink responsibly.
One of the most popular Irish activities in Boston is a walk along the city’s Irish Heritage Trail. The three-mile, self-guided tour starts at the Rose Kennedy Garden along the waterfront and proceeds throughout downtown Boston and into the Back Bay, ending up at the John Boyle O’Reilly Memorial in the Fens, not far from Fenway Park.
The 16 sites along the way celebrate the illustrious Irish experience in Boston that dates back to colonial times. The map is available for free at the visitor information centers on Boston Common and at the Prudential Center. You can also order it by mail by visiting www.irishheritagetrail.com.
The Boston Irish Tourism Association was formed in 2000 to promote the state’s Irish cultural activities year round. Massachusetts is the most Irish state in America, with over 23% of residents claiming Irish ancestry, according to the 2000 US Census.
For a list of Irish cultural activities as well as pubs and restaurants, gift shops, hotels, travel agencies and cultural groups, visit www.irishmassachusetts.com
Broadway, South Boston, MA map
Parade begins at Broadway MBTA stop and ends at Andre Square, South Boston.
paradethanks for the information and your right Southie is Gods little bit of Heaven on Earth
ELVIS Of BOSTON In South Boston ParadeHope he's in the parade again. Got my picture taken with him and used it as my Christmas Card last year. Great photo opportunity for family, friends. Cost . . . Priceless!!!
Men Of St. Patrick Clown Group March In Southie For 3rd Year.Under the cloudy skies of Boston our clown group of 40 men and kids were welcomed with open arms. We met people from all over the country and the parade was again a complete success. The amount of people was awesome again this year and we thank the people of South Boston and Wacko Hurly for the opportunity to be involved in such a special event. Thank you so very much for a wonderful experience!! Sincerely, The Men of St. Patrick Clowns St. Patrick Parish, Lawrence, MA
St. Patrick's ParadeI went to the parade that year with my 41/2 old twins. I parked in Wellington and took the T to avoid traffic. I brought the stroller. THIS WAS A BIG MISTAKE! Even though the station was handicap accessable, the shear numbers of people made the elevator wait a good half hour. Some of the parade watchers use this celebration as a good chance to show how they can be drunk at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon. The worst part of the parade was when it started to snow and my girls had to use the bathroom. The police station was allowing people to use theirs, but no one else would. All in all I had a good time, and so did my girls. Everyone around the non-smoking area I stumbled over was really nice, the necklaces were cute, and we got about 100 green lollipops. I will wait until my girls are around ten to go again.
St. Patrick's Day Parade-BostonHi Folks ' just to let you know that there will be 40 Police and firefighters from Dublin Airport marching in Boston on March 18th hope to see you all and that you all have a great day. Regards, Mick Russell.
St. Patricks Day ParadeEvery year My girlfriends and I sport are silliest Irish gear and head to Boston. All of us from Irish descent we look forward to our anual tradition to spread a little luck and Irish spirit. The Parad is great we can often be seen darting into the street to steal photo ops with some of the more original floats, characters and of course...Firefighters. This year will be our 5th year and our collection of stuff keeps growing!! Look for us making the most noise and having the most fun in Andrew square, stop by for a photo with the best looking leprechauns in Boston.!!!!!!!
Long JourneyTen of us, members of the Bell Police Department flew out to Southie to march in the parade. I have seldom seen such hospitality and kindness. Special thanks to: Boston FD 37/18 South Boston VFW Post Neil Murphy of the Boston PD The Shamrock You will see us next year. God Bless! James Corcoran, Sergeant Bell Police Department
Great Day!The parade was great again this year! The bagpipe bands are the BEST!
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