Parade 1 In the observance of current public health circumstances, the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee, sponsor of the Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade, has decided to cancel its parade previously scheduled for Saturday, March 13, 2021. “This decision was not made lightly and we have everyone’s health and well-being at the forefront of our decision,” said General Chairperson of the Central CT Celtic Cultural Committee Elizabeth Saunders. Parade organizers recognize and thank the many volunteers whose tireless fundraising efforts, over the past nearly five decades, have made this annual celebration a success. Additionally, the Committee appreciates its longstanding collaboration with the City of Hartford, without whose assistance and cooperation the parade would not be possible.

As long as public health conditions allow, the Committee is planning a celebration of Irish culture with a “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” event for the fall of 2021, in the Capital City, in anticipation of the Fiftieth Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

* WHEN IS THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE?
Cancelled for 2020

* WHAT TIME DOES THE PARADE START?

* 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.

* WHAT'S NEW AND EXCITING THIS YEAR???
NEW this year will be the recognition of 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.