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
We will be taking applications for the 2017 Parade shortly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.