South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024

Sun Mar 17 2024 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Broadway MBTA Stop to Farragut Road | Boston

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South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024

The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade returns to take place on Sunday March 17th 2024.

In Boston St. Patrick’s Day is observed annually with a parade that takes place in South Boston the city's predominant Irish-American neighborhood. The parade has been a tradition in South Boston for more than 110 years with the first procession taking place in 1902. It includes various marching bands police and army contingents costume spectacles novelty vehicles and a general "green" atmosphere due to participants and onlookers wearing green hats and accessories to reflect the association of the color with Irish culture.


Bostonians were the first to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in North America. On March 17 1737 as a gesture of solidarity among the city’s new Irish immigrants Boston’s Irish community joined together in festivities of their homeland and to honor the memory of the below Patron Saint of Ireland.

In 1901 the parade moved to South Boston a neighborhood that was not only home to a robust Irish community but was the site of Dorchester Heights where the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17 1776 was made possible and is commemorated. 

Each year the parade occurs on the Sunday closest to March 17th with a commitment to keeping alive the tradition of honoring heritage and service.


1) Where is the best place to watch the parade?

It depends on what type of experience you are looking for. If you are looking to take in the parade from one of the many restaurants along the route or are looking to take in the parade with the masses Broadway especially between Broadway Station and L Street is a great place to be. If you are looking to avoid the crowds great options include taking in the parade from Medal of Honor Park or Thomas Park as well as a street on the route other than Broadway.

2) What is the proper time of the parade?

Parade date is confirmed 17th March But the exact time is not yet announced.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Broadway MBTA Stop to Farragut Road, W Broadway,, Boston, United States


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