The Greatest And Largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parades Around the U.S.

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Parades for St. Patrick’s Day can be entertaining ways to observe this Irish festival. While most take place on March 17, others may occur before or even later. Parades may also incorporate various types of events to add to the festivities. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day parades and events taking place across the country to scream Erin Go Braugh!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester

A small group of volunteers organizes the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is the biggest of its kind in New Hampshire, in Manchester. The parade follows a 2.5-mile route and will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Newport Parade for Saint Patrick’s Day

Newport Since 1956, Rhode Island has celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 11 this year. This two-hour parade, which takes place in Newport, features a lineup of pipe and marching bands, fife and drum corps, reenactment units, and a number of local, national, and international organisations.

Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 41st St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which features traditional Irish floats, balloons, marching bands, and Irish dancers, will take place in downtown Indianapolis in 2023. Prior to the start of the parade on March 17, there will be an all-ages tent celebration with a beer garden, live Irish and Scottish bands, and some of Indianapolis’ best food trucks. Following the afternoon parade and tent celebration, Blarney Bash, which features additional live music and food trucks, will start on Monument Circle. Tickets must be purchased.

Hot Springs, Arkansas has the world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade

Despite being barely 98 feet long, this annual procession nonetheless attracts spectators to Hot Springs’ Bridge Street. The 20th anniversary of the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 17 in the evening of 2023. Christopher McDonald, best known for playing Shooter McGavin in “Happy Gilmore,” is this year’s Parade Starter. The Molly Ringwalds will play a free concert on that particular Friday after the procession. The celebrations continue with activities on March 18, including a Village People concert.

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parades

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Chicago with two parades. On March 11, the downtown Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place. The Chicago Plumbers Local 130 UA, the same organisation in charge of organising the yearly vivid green dyeing of the Chicago River, is the event’s sponsor.

The first South Side Irish Parade took place in 1979, and the event is set for March 12 this year. There is also a designated Parade Queen.

South Carolina’s North Myrtle Beach hosts a St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in North Myrtle Beach includes around 100 parade entries and supporting activities to keep the Irish spirit alive all day and night on March 11. A street fair with three stages for live entertainment, artisan sellers, food trucks, and competitions follows the parade, making the Grand Strand the host of the event.

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