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Scituate, MA St. Patrick's Day Parade

Scituate, MA St. patrick's day parade
Scituate, MA’s St. Patrick’s Day parade began in Minot, MA, in 1994 as a small procession around the block to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Irish Riviera.  . For a complete history of the Scituate, MA parade, click here.


The St. Patrick's Day Parade should be held on the third Sunday in March, Sunday, March 17, 2024, starting at 1 pm. See the parade's website here for the latest updates.


The Parade will travel runs from Greenbush-Driftway to Scituate Harbor! The parade kicks off at the Veterans Memorial Gym 327 First Parish Rd (the old Gates Intermediate School) and heads down First Parish Road, takes a left onto Front Street, through Scituate Harbor, up Beaver Dam Road, and right onto Jericho Road, where the parade ends at 44 Jericho Rd near the intersection of Hatherly Road.

More about the parade:

According to their website, the parade

The annual Scituate, MA St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on the third Sunday in March and runs from Greenbush-Driftway to Scituate Harbor. Scituate, MA Parade route
In addition to the parade, the celebration incudes
  • the Mad Hatter’s Ball,
  • the Annual Mayor’s Race, and
  • the St. Pat’s Plunge into the chilly Atlantic Ocean at Peggotty Beach.

These events are fundraisers for local charities. With nearly 50% of Scituate residents of Irish decent (highest % of any town in America according the 2010 U.S. Census), St. Patrick’s Day festivities are a local favorite.

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. And of course, it is traditional to be dressed in GREEN (or orange or white – colors of the Irish flag)!

Transportation and Parking

Mass transit is a great way to get in and out to see the parade.

More information

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

Find the Scituate, MA parade's Facebook page here.

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