Parade 1 Come down to the parade route early and get your seat! The parade begins at Capitol Avenue by the State Capitol, takes a left on Main Street, a left on Asylum, a left on Ford Street, and then ends by the Memorial Arch. 

If you can not make it downtown, the parade will be broadcast live on CW 20 (beginning at 11:30a.m.) on Saturday March 12th. Please note, there will be some road closures along the parade route before the parade. Parking is available in various lots and garages near the 

XL Center area and Convention Center.

Press Release - October 5, 2021

The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee will host its 50Th Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday March 12, 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to health concerns related to COVID-19.

In observance of this significant milestone, the Parade Committee is pleased to announce its 2022 Honorees:

Elizabeth “Liz” Lynch Saunders will lead this annual event as Parade Grand Marshal. The “5 C’s” current General Chairperson, Liz is being honored for her decades of volunteer service in fostering and celebrating Irish culture throughout Greater Hartford’s Irish American Community.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be selected as the Grand Marshal for the 50th Anniversary Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Elizabeth Saunders, Parade General Chair. “The celebration of my Irish heritage has always been important to me. Supporting and sharing that heritage has been a lifetime passion. I share this honor with my parents who immigrated to Hartford, and were significant contributors to building this extraordinary community.”

Honored as Person of the Year, is Jeffrey A Flaks, President & Chief Executive Officer Hartford HealthCare. Jeff is being honored as one of healthcare’s most progressive leaders, but most specifically for his role in guiding the healthcare field though the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is my distinct honor and privilege to have been selected by the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee as their 50th Anniversary ‘2022 Person of the Year.’ This honor must surely be shared for the support of my family, close friends and the 33,000 colleagues of Hartford HealthCare who have worked diligently throughout the pandemic,” said Hartford HealthCare President & CEO, Jeffrey Flaks. “This past year shows us all what can be done when a community comes together during the most challenging times. The past two scheduled St. Patrick’s Day parades had been postponed due to the lengthy pandemic, which makes this year’s event on March 12th in Hartford all the more special.”

Both individuals will be honored at a dinner dance and reception on February 19, 2022, to be held at Glastonbury Hills Country Club. For more informations or to buy tickets visit our Events page.

Frequently Asked Questions

* WHAT'S NEW AND EXCITING THIS YEAR???
A dinner dance and reception on February 19, 2022, to be held at Glastonbury Hills Country Club. For more informations or to buy tickets visit our Events page.

* WHEN IS THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE?
Saturday, March 12, 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.