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The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade returns to take place on Sunday 20 March 2022

  • Guinness, the iconic Irish beer, is headline sponsor for this year’s parade

  • Parade to begin at 1pm ET and will be broadcast live on NECN

  • Parade route image below – also available for download here

[Boston, 15 March 2022]:

Dave Falvey, Commander, SBAWVC: “It is important to say that the decision to shorten this year’s route was made very much at the peak of the Omicron wave, when it wasn’t clear if, or when, events could return to any sort of normalcy. Our council opted for a shorter route that put the least amount of strain on public safety. Our focus was to bring the parade back in some form for 2022, even if not the full route, after two very long years away. 

This wasn’t a decision taken lightly but one which had to be made months in advance for planning purposes and one which was based on the available information and public safety input at the time. We understand how meaningful the traditional route is to South Boston, with the parade incorporating Dorchester Heights where Evacuation Day was made possible. Despite the shortened route this year, our plan is for the parade to revert back to its traditional route in 2023, as it was in 2019 and was planned to be in 2020. 

Organizing and producing a parade that satisfies most people is not an easy endeavor and we count on the active participation and support of our community. March 20th, 2022 is going to be a proud day for South Boston and an opportunity to come together as a community to welcome the participants and visitors to this year’s parade. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Anticipated PARADEroute

Broadway Station marks the start of the parade. Follow West Broadway to Perkins Square and continue onto East Broadway. Follow East Broadway to P Street. Turn right onto P Street and follow it to East Fourth Street Turn right onto East Fourth Street and follow it to K Street. Turn left onto K Street and follow it until East Fifth Street. Turn right onto East Fifth Street until G Street. Turn left on G Street and follow it past the front entrance to Excel High School until the 2nd right onto to Thomas Park. Take the 2nd right onto Thomas Park and follow it to Telegraph Street. Follow Telegraph Street to Dorchester Street. Follow Dorchester Street to the parade’s end at the intersection of Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue.

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2022
CHIEF MARSHAL

Susan McDonough

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council (SBAWVC) has selected Susan McDonough as the Chief Marshal for the 2022 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade, to be held on March 20, 2022.

learn more     |    chief marshal’s banquet

PARADEhistory

Bostonians were the first to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in North America. On March 17, 1737, as a gesture of solidarity among the city’s new Irish immigrants, Boston’s Irish community joined together in festivities of their homeland and to honor the memory of the below Patron Saint of Ireland.

2022

Mayor of Southie

Pat Dillon

Mayor of Southie – South Boston St. Patrick's Day / Evacuation Day Parade

The “Mayor of Southie” initiative has long been a tradition of the parade and provides a fun and unique way to give members of the South Boston community an opportunity to participate in the parade directly and be recognized for it, while working to help raise the funds necessary to hold the parade. Congratulations to 2022 Mayor of Southie Pat Dillon. Learn More

PARADEsponsors

Since 1901, our Parade has only been possible by the generous contributions of friends, family, and community. We are self-supporting, and rely heavily on your help. Please donate what you can, and as always we greatly appreciate your support.

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