When is Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade?:
Where is the Parade Held?:
The St. Patrick's Day Parade is held in South Boston (a.k.a. "Southie"), the city's most Irish neighborhood.
What Time Does the Parade Begin?:
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston begins at 1 p.m.; it runs for about two and a half hours.
How Many People Attend Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade?:
An estimated 600,000 to 1 million people attend the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston each year. You'll need to arrive early to stake out a viewing spot along the parade route.
Where is the Best Place to Watch the Parade?:
The parade begins at the Broadway MBTA station and ends at Andrew Square. Your best bet for viewing the parade is to stake out a spot anywhere along Broadway. This map
shows the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade route.
What Will We See?:
Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade features dozens of bagpipe and marching bands from Ireland, Boston, and across the United States, plus colorful floats, and more.
Can I Get to the Parade Without Having to Drive and Park?:
Yes--Take "The T," Boston's subway. You'll want to take the Red Line to either the Broadway "T" station or the Andrew "T" station.
Can I See Photos of Past St. Patrick's Day Parades in Boston?:
Of course. From boston.com, here is a look at past parades from the 1990s
, the 1980s
, the 1970s
and even the 1960s
For More Information About Visiting Boston for the St. Patrick's Day Parade:
Call the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau toll free at 888-SEE-BOSTON.
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