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Things to do in Boston: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a Popular Boston Event That Draws 600,000 Spectators to South Boston

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is one of the Boston Hotels that welcomes out of town visitors to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This Boston Event is one of the biggest of the year, and it seems the entire city dons the green to celebrate!

Published: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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There is an old saying that goes, “Everyone in Boston is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” When you see the extent to which the city celebrates this holiday, it’s easy to understand why everyone wants to be a part of it! The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a Boston Event that takes place in South Boston, is a huge Event that draws both locals and visitors.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 16, 2014
Where: Parade starts on West Broadway in South Boston, MA

There are many Things to do in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day, but each year about 600,000 spectators line the streets of South Boston to see the floats, military, police and fire units, bands and more make their way down the parade route.

This Boston Event doesn’t begin until 1 p.m., but spectators start claiming the best spots along the routes much earlier. Many of the parade-goers get dressed for the occasion wearing green, funny hats and other attire that pays homage to the holiday.

The many nearby Irish Bars do a booming business both before and after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as revelers stop by to enjoy a drink and keep the celebration going. Here are just a couple of the Irish Bars located near the parade route:

Shenanigans
Where: 332 West Broadway South Boston, MA 02127
Call: 617-269-9509

Amrhein’s
Where: 80 West Broadway South Boston, MA 02127
Call: 617-268-6189

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