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Philadelphia, St. Patrick's Day Parade

 

Philadelphia patrick's day paradePhiladelphia ’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1771, which makes it the 2nd oldest Parade in the United States after the New York City Parade.    For a complete history of the parade, click here.  

When:

Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 12 Noon through 3pm, will air LIVE on Fox 29!

Where:

The Parade will travel

View a larger printable PDF version PDf the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 's Irish groups including:

  • the Hibernian Benevolent Society,
  • the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH),
  • Clan Na NGael,
  • Fire Emerald Society of Metro Philadelphia (FESMA),
  • the Irish Information Center and
  • the Metro Philadelphia Police Emerald Society (MAPES)

    If you'd like to see photos from last year's parade, click here.

Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade Route Map  

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 subway is a great way to get in and out to see the parade. Get more SEPTA transportation infromation here.

More information

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  parade's Facebook page here.

References

  1. Image:  Rep. Patrick Murphy walks in the 2007 Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade.Date 17 March 2007
    Source http://www.patrickmurphy.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=60&Itemid=90
    Author Office of Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pennsylvania)

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