Whether you are Irish by ancestry or not, everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! And my favorite way to celebrate it is by heading out to the local parade. It’s usually the first, big outdoor event of the season – and if we are blessed with some Irish luck – the weather usually cooperates giving perfect, early Spring sunshine and light jacket temperatures. Perfect for a parade!
Local St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Festivities
Everyone loves a parade – and what better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (and hopefully the beginning of Spring)! Mark your calendar with the dates and times for all the planned area festivities below!
Saturday, March 12 – 1PM
Come out and line The Downtown Green for the annual Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade, put on annually by the Irish Historical Society.
New Haven Parade
Sunday, March 13 – 1:30PM
The largest event in the state, more than 300,000 are expected to line the streets of Downtown New Haven to watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, a local tradition since 1842! Visit our Event calendar for all the details.
Thursday, March 17 – 12PM
The 34th Annual Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks-off at noon, beginning at Harbor Yard. Check out the full day of events and activities planned to celebrate your Irish side all day long.
Sunday, March 20 – 1PM
Need some more Irish festivity? Extend the celebration for another week and hit up the Mystic St. Patrick’s Day Parade the weekend after the big day!