Welcome to Parade Day 2016

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 12, 2017.

You can also watch, with live coverage starting at 2:00 p.m., on WCCT (Fox News Connecticut), and a rebroadcast on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at 12:00 p.m., on WCCT.

On this page you will find everything you will need to know about the 2016 Parade.

Participating in the Parade

Click here to download the 2017 Parade Application.

Click here to download the Coordinator’s Letter.

Or, use our online Parade Application

Parade Participation Application

Maximum of 2 allowed.

** Your driver(s) must present a valid Driver's License on the day of the Parade.


(Owners of motorized vehicles participating in the parade are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance (Please provide Acord 25, as well as Acord 27 form) with the parade application and must name the Associated Irish Societies, Inc. and the City of New Haven as Additional Insured on the date of the parade) Files can be uploaded below or emailed to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org

The Parade Committee does not keep files, photos, etc. of group descriptions from previous parades. Please provide a current brief description/history of your unit with this application that may be used by television announcers during FOXCT broadcast. If available, please attach any photos (below) which may be used in media releases to publicize the parade in various media outlets. Additional comments can be emailed to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org.


Please identify all persons in pictures from (L)(R). You may submit files via this form or by email to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org. Be sure to identify your group in the file name.

The Associated Irish Societies, Inc. is a dedicated non-profit organization that depends solely on sponsorship and financial support to operate. In order to meet these financial requirements in 2015, we will hold firm all ex gratia payments to participating units at or below those of 2014. This section is reserved for those returning units that would like to submit a request.

I recognize that the Parade is a family-oriented event and by submitting this application we agree to abide by the rules of conduct set forth in the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Parade Orders. - Electronic Signature - Enter Name (with Title) and Date below. *

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If you have any further questions on participation or your application, please feel free to e-mail Monica Canning-Ball, our 2017 Parade Coordinator at coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org.

Key Information for Spectators and Participants

Family Fun Zone

New for 2016, the Family Fun Zone!

The Family Fun Zone is a dedicated space for family fun along the parade route, sponsored by Iovanne Funeral Home.

NH Activity BusThe Family Fun Zone is FREE, and includes activities for children of all ages including the New Haven Parks Department Fun Bus, Face painters, balloon animal makers, dance contest and much more!

Click here for more information.

Public Alcohol Law

The New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a rich, family-oriented, cultural tradition. The 2017 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.

Click here to download this statement in PDF format

Parade Orders

2017 Parade Orders are not available.

Parade orders subject to change, due to participant cancellations and other factors. They will be regularly updated, right up until Parade Day, so please keep an eye on the revision date, and check for the most up-to-date orders on the website, at least 1 day prior to parade.

Participant Parking Info

New this year, in response to requests from units, in addition to the Frontier Lot at 367 Orange Street, we have gained permission to use 2 Yale University parking lots. Yale Lots 16 & 22, located at the intersection of Whitney Avenue & Humphrey Street (GPS address: 230 Whitney Ave, New Haven CT 06511).

These lots should be used for marching unit participants who are single occupancy vehicles or overflow from the Frontier lot. We encourage all units to have their members carpool and members with heaviest or the majority of equipment to utilize the Frontier lot. Yale Lots 16 & 22 are 1/2 mile from the end of the Parade or the Frontier lot.

Shuttle buses will run from the Frontier Lot at 367 Orange Street and Yale Lots 16 & 22 to the Parade staging area from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. There will NOT be any shuttle buses returning to the Yale Lots 16 & 22 at the end of the Parade.

Parking is also available in many Yale lots throughout the city.

Parade Route


The 2017 Parade travels 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.