St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Philadelphia’s long-standing celebration of everything Irish
Date & Time
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Noon to 3 p.m.
Note: Don’t forget to turn your clock one hour forward on March 12 for Daylight Savings Time.
As one of the oldest parades in the country, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia is not one to be missed.
Now in its 247th year, you can join thousands of other spirited spectators as the parade marches down Broad Street to City Hall and from City Hall down Market Street to Penn’s Landing. (Find the full route here.)
Each year, holds a different theme, with this year’s declared as “St. Patrick, Protect and Guide Our Police Officers.” Numerous different groups march, dance and perform their way through the street, often bedecked in picture-perfect costumes of every shade of green.
Participants always include an array of marching bands, music and dance groups, youth groups and Irish associations.
Decorated floats in honor of the patron saint of Ireland also promenade in the parade and compete for awards handed out at its conclusion. More information about the parade awards can be found here
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