Philadelphia ’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.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Usually held on Sunday before St. Patrick's Day from 12 Noon through 3pm. See their website for latest updates. They could have changed or cancelled it after we last updated this page. It usually airs LIVE on Fox 29.
The Parade will travel
If you want an interactive Google map, so you can get directions to some point along the parade route, click here!
The parade now includes representatives from Philadelphia 's Irish groups including:
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.
The subway is a great way to get in and out to see the parade. Get more SEPTA transportation information here.
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.