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Manchester, New Hampshire St. Patrick's Day Parade

Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1997. For a complete history of the parade, click here.


The St. Patrick's Day Parade should be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024, starting at 12:00 pm


The Parade will travel on  Elm Street on Sunday for the 26th annual Manchester St. Patrick's Parade.!

More about the parade:

The parade

If you'd like to see photos from past years' parades, click here. But the parade is not just an “Irish thing”. According to their website, the parade

The Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade is a private, invitation-only event.

You may request an invitation to march in the parade by filling out this form. Filling out the form does not constitute an agreement or contract to participate. Our parade coordinator will contact you for more information or respond to you with a determination as to whether you have been selected to participate in the parade.

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 Manchester St Patrick's Day parade's official website here...

Find the parade's Facebook page here.

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