2019 Family Fun Zone

Free Family Fun Zone

Safe, Clean, Alcohol free

Free activities & entertainment for families attending the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Elm Street, between Temple Street and Church Street, along New Haven Green in downtown New Haven

Free family friendly entertainment is offered in the Family Fun Zone by the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade in partnership with the Town Green District and their ambassadors.

New Haven Fire Department Smoke Trailer
sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s
159 Temple Street, New Haven

Activities & Crafts with New Haven Parks & Recreation Fun Bus
and Artists & Craftsman Supply
821-825 Chapel Street, New Haven

Petting Zoo
Child friendly baby and miniature animals. Children of all ages welcome!

Town Green District Games Green & Selfies Booth
Mario Cart

Special Guest appearances

Bring the Hoopla

Jon Cap

Jon Cap will be on hand to delight one and all with magic and wearable balloon art.


Street parking is free on Sundays. Be aware of street closures.

The Amazing Andy

New Haven Downtown Ambassadors

The Town Green Ambassadors will be on hand for questions while keeping the area safe and clean on parade day.

Family friendly bathrooms
Convenient clean portolets, bathroom with changing table and handicap accessible

Stroller Viewing Zone on Church Street

Park the stroller with front row view in designated area close to the Family Fun Zone

Enjoy the parade, stepping off at 1:30pm on Chapel Street at Sherman Avenue

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Food Truck Zone

Hungry? Choose from the food trucks located on Elm Street, between Temple & Church Street, from 11:30 am to the end of the parade with food available for purchase.