The largest free single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut.

The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2025.
Step off time is 1:30 PM with a live broadcast on WTNH from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Parade Route for 2025

2022 parade route map

2025 Street Naming

On Sunday, March 16, 2025 at 1:30 PM we will conduct our annual Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown New Haven, CT. Each year the Parade requests that the City of New Haven rename the streets closest to the reviewing stand at New Haven City Hall and dedicate the renaming in memory of a deceased person who has served the Greater New Haven Irish Community in a positive way. The 2025 street naming is dedicated in honor of this outstanding individual from our Irish community.

Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Blvd.

Thomas E. Gallagher was born in New Haven, Connecticut on December 24th 1942. Tom graduated from West Haven High School in 1960 and Quinnipiac College in 1964. Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army on Oct 22,1964 as a Military Policeman. He completed basic training at Ft. Dix New Jersey and was then sent to Ft. Gordon, Georgia for Military Police Training. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 344th MP Company XIII Corps and he received his Honorable Discharge on July 19, 1970 at the rank of Sgt E-5. Tom was the consummate “Westie” and he held immense optimism for his hometown of West Haven. His community activism included memberships in Jaycees (where he served as President), Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Lake Phipps Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the Governor’s Foot Guard. He was a trustee of the West Haven Public Library. He volunteered for numerous city events and committees throughout his life and was active in city politics. He was most proud of his work on the West Haven Police Commission where he served for 18 years. Anyone who spent time with Tom knew that he was a true son of Eire and a piece of his heart could be found in Ireland, the Gallagher and Moore ancestral home. The music, stories, culture, green fields, majestic beauty, and pubs of his family’s homes in Westmeath, Sligo, and Wexford fed his soul. He was a proud member of the local Connecticut Irish organizations including the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Knights of St. Patrick, West Haven Irish American Club, Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern CT, and the Irish American Community Center. One of the highlights of Tom’s life was leading the parade as Grand Marshal of the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2000. He was also West Haven’s Irishman of the Year in 2003. Tom is survived by his partner, Donna; his daughters Traci Gallagher, Karyn Gallagher and her husband Shaun Donnelly, Aimee Gallagher and her husband Eric Ruys; his stepdaughters Elena Heitz and her husband Kurt, and Jessica Szafran and her husband Eric; his treasured grandchildren Sinead Donnelly, Helen Gallagher, Rafael Szafran, Eleanor Szafran, Liam Heitz and Corinne Heitz; the mother of his children, Doreen Gallagher and many caring family members. Church and Chapel Street will be named Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Blvd . on March 10, 2024 in recognition of his impact on the Irish community.


Travel & Transportation

Public Transportation - Trains

  • From the North (Meriden, Hartford, Springfield): Ride CTrail Hartford Line southbound to State Street Station or New Haven Union Station. Visit HartfordLine.com for schedules and further information.
  • From the Shoreline (Branford, Madison, Old Saybrook): Ride CTrail Shore Line East westbound to State Street Station or New Haven Union Station. Visit ShoreLineEast.com for schedules and further information.
  • From the West (Milford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, NYC): Ride Metro-North eastbound to New Haven Union Station or State Street Station. More information and schedules are available on the MTA website.
  • On Sunday, March 12, special trains will run from New Haven Union Station to State Street State prior to and after the parade.

Public Transportation - Buses

  • CTtransit alters the routes for bus pickup on Parade Day and provides advance notice in the bus pickup locations. More information is available on the CT transit website.


  • The New Haven Parking Authority proudly serves the people of New Haven and its visitors with over 8,000 economical public parking spaces at the Air Rights, Crown Street, Temple Street, Temple Medical, Granite Square, and Union Station Garages. Parking is also available in selected Yale lots; the Crown and Temple Street Garages will be open that day with bathroom facilities available. For more parking information, visit our Parking Page.
  • Need help planning your trip? Visit CTrides.com

Friendly Reminder to All Parade Goers and Participants

Sec. 18-39. – Regulation of consumption and possession of alcoholic liquor upon public highways, public areas and parking areas; consumption and possession in unlicensed premises prohibited. Prohibited acts. (1) Except as permitted in subsection (c) hereof, no person shall consume any alcoholic liquor, or possess any open container of alcoholic liquor upon or within the limits of any public highway, public area, or parking area within the City of New Haven. For purposes of this section, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the possession of an open container of alcoholic liquor in parked vehicles within or upon parking area or a public highway or sidewalk is a violation hereof.


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.


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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New Haven, CT 06532

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