Thank You All

The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee was thrilled to return to the streets of Hartford on March 19 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade. Despite the challenges of weather, it was a great day, not only for the Irish but for our Capitol City as well.

Our sincerest thanks to:

  • our sponsors and supporters;
  • our parade participants & spectators;
  • our partners in the City of Hartford; and
  • our dedicated volunteers who work year-round to make this parade possible.

Join us as the tradition continues, on Saturday March 11, 2023.


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BECOME A SPONSOR OF HARTFORD’S ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

For 50 years, dedicated volunteers have coordinated the Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade. Besides widespread local print and broadcast media coverage, their efforts help draw an average of 60,000 parade participants and spectators into the City of Hartford on Parade Day. With this attendance, the parade has become one of the largest annual crowd-attracting events for the City of Hartford.

While a well-defined Irish and Irish American population segment are present as parade participants, the viewers comprise a broad demographic. The demographic not only celebrates St. Patrick, but also the diversity of the Greater Hartford and Southern New England area.

We invite you to share in our high-profile event as a Sponsor. There are several levels of sponsorship available that allow marketing and positioning of your services or company throughout the Greater Hartford community and Southern New England.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to gain recognition and positively position your services or company during the parade season! For more information on sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please send an e-mail to SponsorInfo@irishamericanparade.com

Or you can donate to the St. Patrick's Day parade by:
  • placing an ad in this year's Parade Book. To place an ad click here.
  • make a monetary donation by clicking the Donate Now button.

Frequently Asked Questions

* IT'S BACK - Spectacular Spectators
Immediately prior to the parade step off, and on air broadcast, the Parade’s SHAMROCK SQUAD will search out Spectacular Spectators lining the parade route. They will identify and recognize winners in the categories of Spirit, Family AND Tailgaters. There is no application and no need to register for the contest. When you see the SHAMROCK SQUAD GOLF CART along the route, show your spirit, your family or your tailgate set up.

* WHEN IS THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE?
Saturday, March 19, 2022

* WHAT TIME DOES THE PARADE START?
The Parade begins at 11:00 a.m.

* WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER?
The parade is a rain or shine event. However, when public safety is an issue, the parade reserves the right to reschedule to another day.

* WHERE CAN I PARK?
Click Here for a listing of Hartford Parking Lots and Garages.

* ARE THE BARS OPEN FOR THE PARADE?
Yes, check with your favorite one for their list of hours and events.

* IS THERE TAILGATING BEFORE THE PARADE?
Yes, but we do not sponsor or host any events. You are on your own on this one.

    When traveling to the parade, consider going car-free by taking public transportation. For train information go to HartfordLine.com. For bus information go to CTtransit.com.