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Everyone's Irish at Exciting Boston Events like the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Everyone's Irish at Exciting Boston Events like the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17th, 2013
Downtown Boston
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Boston
MA
 

The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade commemorates a historic time in Boston, and in the history of the United States, and gives Boston Visitors and residents one of the most enjoyable Events in Boston of the year.

Complete with marching bands, decorative floats, and revered guests, The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is South Boston’s one and only St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and it is one of the most fun family-friendly Boston Events of the year.

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Since 1804, South Boston residents have celebrated their heritage with a huge cultural parade, which is a spectacle unlike any other in Boston.

The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sponsored by the Allied War Veteran’s Council, and is steeped in history, as are most of wonderful Boston Attractions and Boston Landmarks that you’ll see when you Visit Boston. Even John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President, walked the route of the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The 2-1/2- hour parade features the greenest floats you’ll ever see and more than 50 marching and pipe bands from Ireland and the United States. 

Do you know some of the storied history of St. Patrick’s Day in Boston.  In March of 1776, General John Henry Knox took the 55 cannons captured at Fort Ticonderoga and placed them on Dorchester Heights. He and his men had also cut down trees from the area to “cannon size,” and hallowed them out to look like cannons.

On March 17, 1776, orders were given that anyone who wished to pass through the continental lines had to give the password “St. Patrick.” The British saw all of the cannons on the lines and left Boston.

Today, Boston reflects the spirit of earlier times in Boston, where Irish immigrants felt free to embrace their culture and speak freely of their Irish pride. 

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Location/ Parade Route:
The Parade starts on West Broadway (easterly), left onto East Broadway, right onto “P” Street, right onto “East 4th” Street, right onto “East 5th” Street, left onto “G” Street, right onto “Southerly Arm of Thomas Park,” left onto “Telegraph” Street, left onto Dorchester Street, and ending at “Dorchester Avenue.”

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Start Time: 
1 p.m.

All military units will be lined up on the James A. Kelly Bridge by 11 a.m. All floats will be lined up on Dorchester Avenue by 11 a.m. At the end of the parade, all buses will pick up on the Southampton Street side of the bridge, not in Andrew Square.

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