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Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade


Boston patrick's day paradeBoston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1901, and has been held continuously .   For a complete history of the parade, click here.


Sunday March 14, 2021, 12:00pm.; The parade starts 1:00 PM EST at the Broadway Station

UPDATE for 2020: the parade for 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about CoronaVirus, but should return in 2021.


The Parade will travel through South Boston, starting at Broadway Station.

View a larger printable PDF version PDf the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade Route Map here.

If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!

Who is in the parade:

The parade now includes representatives from Boston's Irish groups and is is viewed by more than 1 million live spectators, over a 3.2 mile route. The Boston parade is televised live on NECN, with re-broadcasts and highlights available online.

Attending the parade as a spectator

What to bring

If it is a cold day,  bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. The parade goes on rain, shine or snow.

Transportation and Parking

The MBTA subway is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

The parade's email is :  

If you want more information, such as to participate in the parade or become a sponsor, see the parade's official website here...

Find the Boston parade's Facebook page here.