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.
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 246th year, you can join thousands of other spirited spectators as the parade commences at 16th and JFK Boulevard before making its way down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Each year, 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.
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In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at N. 16th Street Between 16th & 17th Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Free Library of Philadelphia
- All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
- Campus Philly CollegeFest
- Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders
at the Barnes Foundation
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
- KAWS @ PAFA
- Schuylkill River Trail
- Washington Monument
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Restaurants & Dining
1701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Kite & Key
- Kelliann’s Bar & Grill
- Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too
- Assembly Rooftop Lounge
- Granite Hill
- The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel
- Rose Tattoo Café
- King of Tandoor
- McCrossen’s Tavern
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