Cead Mile Failte  — A hundred thousand welcomes — from the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition was born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, when about 90 members of the Hibernian Provident Society, a mutual aid organization formed the previous year, marched through the city streets behind a banner made especially for the occasion.

Lovingly sewn into the banner were traditional Irish depictions: St. Patrick in his bishop’s robes, an Irish wolfhound, a harp, shamrocks, and a portrait of Gen. Richard Montgomery, the Irish-born hero of the American Revolution. As Joan Moynihan and Neil Hogan, authors of “Images of America: New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade” explained, the banner had two mottos which bespoke the dual loyalties of the marchers: “e pluribus unum” and “Erin go bragh.”

Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999.  This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life. (Moynihan and Hogan)

Thank you to all who participate, attend and support the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. An estimated 325,000 spectators lined the streets of the Elm City in 2012. We are finalizing the 2017 parade which will take place on Sunday, March 12th 2017. We are very proud of this great tradition and we invite you to enjoy the information and history of our great parade in the pages of this web site!

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What’s Going On

Feb
24
Fri
7:00 pm Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s ... @ Anthony's Ocean View
Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s ... @ Anthony's Ocean View
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 12:00 am
Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball @ Anthony's Ocean View | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee for the social event of the year. The Grand Ball will honour 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Clifford W. Lynch, Jr.,James J. Dinnan Award recipient Porcini Internaltional, Cornelius Driscoll Award recipient Dorinda Keenan Borer, and Appreciation Award recipient Patricia Judge Nester. Enjoy a great night of […]
Feb
27
Mon
7:30 pm Committee meeting: WHIAC @ West Haven Elks
Committee meeting: WHIAC @ West Haven Elks
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parade Committee meeting, hosted by the West Haven Irish American Club, at the West Haven Elks, 265 Main Street, West Haven, CT. Meeting begin at 7:30 pm, Subcommittee meetings begin at 6:30. Meetings are for committee members only. If you would like to join the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, please contact […]
Mar
2
Thu
10:00 am Lucky Ewe Sales Support the Parade @ The Lucky Ewe Irish Goods
Lucky Ewe Sales Support the Parade @ The Lucky Ewe Irish Goods
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lucky Ewe Sales Support the Parade @ The Lucky Ewe Irish Goods | Hamden | Connecticut | United States
Lucky Ewe Sales Support the Parade Stop by the Lucky Ewe on Thursday, March 2nd, anytime between 10am -8pm to check out the new arrivals. There will be light refreshments, treats and raffles. Never know, maybe it will be lucky you! 10% of all purchases made on 3/2/17 go to the parade.
Mar
3
Fri
5:30 pm First Friday Dinner @ Anna Liffey's
First Friday Dinner @ Anna Liffey's
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
First Friday Dinner @ Anna Liffey's | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Anna Liffey’s will be hosting a family friendly dinner on Friday, March 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For $25, they will have a prix fixe menu, including soup, salad or app, entrée, and dessert. There will be fish specials, since it’s the first Friday of Lent. Children’s menu available. The kids will be entertained […]
8:00 pm Pints for the Parade @ The Trinity Bar & Restaurant
Pints for the Parade @ The Trinity Bar & Restaurant
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 12:00 am
Pints for the Parade @ The Trinity Bar & Restaurant  | New Haven | Connecticut | United States
Pints For The Parade at The Trinity Bar. $4 Guinness Stout Pints and $3 Guinness Blonde Pints. Pour You Own Pint from 8-10:00 PM. Live music and a great raffle for only $10 per person all to benefit the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Mar
4
Sat
7:00 pm Just One More @ Bar 80
Just One More @ Bar 80
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
Just One More @ Bar 80 | North Branford | Connecticut | United States
The St. Patrick’s Day parade Committee and New Haven Youth Gaelic Sports present JUST ONE MORE playing U2 and other Irish favorites. Saturday, March 4, 2016 Bar 80 230 Foxon Road, No. Branford Doors at 7 pm $10, at the door.