St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Philadelphia’s long-standing celebration of everything Irish
Date & Time
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Parade begins at 12 noon
The 243rd St. Patrick’s Parade begins at 16th and JFK Boulevard before making its way down the Ben Franklin Boulevard.
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.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at N. 16th Street Between 16th & 17th Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Arch Street United Methodist Church
- All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles
- Moore College of Art and Design
- Washington Monument
- Dinosaurs Unearthed at the
Academy of Natural Sciences
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- View more attractions
Restaurants & Dining