St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Philadelphia’s long-standing celebration of everything Irish
Date & Time
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Parade begins at 12 p.m.
Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
The second oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country, Philadelphia’s annual celebration is one that should not be missed.
Philadelphia’s religious and cultural celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is the largest Philadelphia parade with approximately 20,000 participants who represent more than 150 groups including marching bands, music dance groups, youth groups, Irish associations, floats, flags and spectators in their green-bedecked finery.
Thousands of spectators line the Parkway to enjoy the Parade each year on the Sunday prior to St. Patrick’s Day. The first documented St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Parade in Philadelphia was held in 1771, marking more than 240 continuous years of celebrations.
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In the neighborhood
201 N. 17th Street
(17th and Race Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
- Le Méridien Philadelphia
- The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel
- Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
- The Windsor Suites Philadelphia
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Museums & Attractions
118-128 N. Broad Street
(Broad and Cherry Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
- City Hall
- AMOR on the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Fairmount Park
- LOVE Statue
- The Comcast Center
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- The Barnes Foundation
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Restaurants & Dining
2601 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19130
- Capriccio at Cafe Cret
- King of Tandoor
- Dilworth Park
- Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
- West Tavern
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Rose Tattoo Café
- Water Works Restaurant and Lounge
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
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