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Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade

Providence Rhode Island St. Patrick's Day parade route
Providence’s St. Patrick’s Day parade dates back to 1852 when the Ancient Order of Hibernians Sick and Burial Society, which had been organized in 1849, held its first public parade in Providence on St. Patrick’s Day. For a complete history of the parade, click here.


The St. Patrick's Day Parade should be held on Saturday, March 17, 2024, starting at 12 pm.


The Parade will travel

View a larger printable PDF version of the Providence 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!

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


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 Providence RI  St Patrick's Day parade's official website here...

Find the parade's Facebook page here.


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