Welcome to Parade Day 2018
The largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, steps off at 1:30 p.m, on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
On this page you will find everything you will need to know about the 2018 Parade.
For the most up-to-date orders, click this link.
Orders for the 2018 Parade have been also emailed to participating units. Parade orders subject to change, due to participant cancellations and other factors. They will be regularly updated, right up until Parade Day.
The 2017 Parade traveled the traditional route, beginning on Chapel Street at Sherman Avenue, and ending on Grove Street at Orange Street.
The Parade route travels Southeast on Chapel Street, to the end of the Green, where it turns left onto Church Street. It follows Church Street to Grove Street, where it turns right, and end at Orange Street. The Parade Route is 1.5 miles.
The list of street closings to accommodate the Parade route can be seen Mayor’s proclamation on our FAQ page.
Participating in the Parade
Click here to apply for the 2019 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade (powered by ParadeCloud)
Click here to download the 2019 Parade Participant Letter and click here for the Online Application Instructions.
If you have any further questions on participation or your application, please feel free to e-mail 2019 Parade Coordinator Monica Canning-Ball at email@example.com.
Key Information for Participants and Spectators
Public Alcohol Law
The New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a rich, family-oriented, cultural tradition. The 2018 Parade Committee is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event for both marchers and spectators. The Parade Committee is working with City of New Haven to assure our event is one we can all be proud of.
The New Haven Police Department will again be enforcing all laws related to public drinking of alcohol. Please be aware that public drinking from open containers, disorderly behavior and sale of alcoholic beverages other than in licensed establishments will be the focus of Police enforcement efforts as well as public safety. Citations of up to $99.00 will be issued for open container violations. Police will also be conducting DUI checks during and after the parade.
Come and enjoy the parade, leave your coolers and alcoholic beverages at home.
Participant Parking Info
The Main Participant lot this year will be the Granite Square garage. The is located on State Street between Audubon and Trumbull (GPS: 690 State Street). For past participants, this is the opposite corner or Audubon from the old AT&T/Frontier Lot.
This year, we will again use Yale University parking lot# 16, located at the intersection of Whitney Avenue & Humphrey Street (GPS address: 230 Whitney Ave, New Haven CT 06511), for the Northern area of the Parade route.
This lot should be used for marching unit participants who are single occupancy vehicles or overflow from the Granite Square garage. We encourage all units to have their members carpool and members with heaviest or the majority of equipment to utilize the Granite Square lot. Yale Lot 16 is 1/2 mile from the end of the Parade or the Frontier lot.
Shuttle buses will run from the Granite Square garage and Yale Lot 16 to the Parade staging area from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. There will NOT be any shuttle buses returning to the Yale Lot 16 at the end of the Parade.
Parking is also available in many Yale lots throughout the city.