St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in Scituate, Massachusetts. This parade recognizes Scituate as The Irish Riviera, which it has come to be known. The parade and local events make spending St. Patrick’s Day in Boston a lot of fun.
The parade first began as a little procession around the block in the neighborhood of Minot in order to celebrate Scituate’s Irish heritage. Since the first parade, it has grown five times in length, and now considered the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade on the south shore.
The parade starts at 1:00 pm. The parade begins at the Gates Middle School on First Parish Road. It then continues onto First Parish Road, past the Scituate Fire Station. Continuing to the Scituate Harbor, the parade then goes left onto Front Street, continues to Jericho Road, and ends at Hatherly Road by the Satuit Tavern.
Many bands performed in the 2013 parade, such at the Boston Crusaders Senior Drum & Bugle Corps, Big Nazo Band, Middlesex County Vo. Fife & Drums, Aleppo Shriners Cape Cod Fire Brigade, Nigh Life Big Band, and many more.
More information on the parade can be found here. This includes parade information, how to register to be in it, photos, and more.
St. Patrick’s day in Boston includes other events, such as the Mayor’s Race Kick-Off Event on February 1st, An Evening with Pauline Wells and the Irish Country Band DEVRI concert on February 1st, the Mad Hatter’s Ball on March 1st, the St. Pats Plunge on March 8th, Kids Day, and Marshal’s Dinner at the Mill Wharf Restaurant on March 13th. More information on these other events can be found here.
If anyone is spending St. Patrick’s Day in Boston, the Inn at Scituate Harbor is a great place to stay as it located close to these St. Patrick’s Day in Boston happenings. The Inn is only about five minutes from the parade. Boston St. Patrick’s Day includes the events that are in close proximity to the Inn at Scituate Harbor (7 Beaver Dam Road, Scituate Harbor, MA 02066).