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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE • GREATER NEW HAVEN, CT • 181st ANNUAL EVENT: MARCH 12, 2023

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2023 PARADE INFORMATION

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade is held on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
The Parade begins on Chapel Street at Sherman Avenue, and continues on Chapel Street toward the Green. The route turns left onto Church Street, down to Elm Street, and disburses by Orange Street

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QUICK INFO

  • When is the Parade? Sunday, March 12, 2023. Step-off is 1:30 pm.
  • Where does the Parade start? Chapel Street at Sherman Avenue.
  • How long is the Parade? Approximately 3 hours and 1.3 miles
  • How much does it cost? It’s FREE to come see the largest single-day spectator event in CT.
  • What time do the streets close? Most are closed at 11:00 a.m. Church Street from Chapel to Grove St. is generally closed by 6:00 a.m.
  • Will the parade be canceled if it rains or snows? No, the parade is held rain or shine. The only weather-related cancellation would be due to a blizzard in which the governor shuts the streets down.

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THE PARADE

Céad Míle Fáilte -- 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” ("out of many, one") and “Erin go bragh”.

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THE HISTORY

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. We are looking forward to the 2023 parade which will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023. 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!

FAMILY FUN ZONE

The Family Fun Zone is presented in partnership with the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Town Green District and their ambassadors. Free family friendly entertainment is offered along with activities that will involve children of all ages! The NH Town Green Ambassadors will monitor the FFZ area while you enjoy food from the food trucks located conveniently on Elm St. We also offer family friendly bathrooms with a changing table, tables & chairs, and a Stroller Viewing Zone at Church Street.

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"For the whole world is Irish
on the Seventeenth o' March"
- Thomas Augustine Daly

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The Associated Irish Societies is an IRS recognized non-profit with 501(c) (3) status. All donations are tax-deductible. Donations are payable to the Associated Irish Societies.

ABOUT

St. Patrick's Day Parade Greater New Haven logoThe Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Connecticut’s largest single day spectator event attracting more than 325,000 people to the streets New Haven each year. The Parade is a longstanding tradition in the New Haven community, and the members of the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee volunteer to ensure the tradition continues.

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P.O. Box 9078
New Haven, CT 06532

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