Sunday, March 20, 2022

St Patrick's Day / Evacuation Day Parade Is Sunday

The St. Patrick's Day parade returns Sunday, March 20, 2022. The parade will begin at 1 PM starting on West Broadway T Station, continuing to East Broadway and ending at Farragut Road. Broadway will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

In the words of Dave Falvey, Commander, South Boston Allied War Veterans Council: “As the first American city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 285 years ago, we’re simply delighted and honored to be holding the parade again after a very long, two-year absence. To have such an iconic Irish brand like Guinness as headline sponsor supporting this year highlights what an important event this parade is and why it is so welcome to be back. The level of interest this year sponsors, participants and the entire community has been incredible, showing how important these twined events are to the fabric of the city of Boston, the region of New England and beyond. We look forward to a fantastic event where all are encouraged to take part.”

The St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will also take place on Sunday beginning at 11 AM.   Runners will proceed from West Sixth Street at the Boys and Girls Club and will end at 12 pm. 

Before these two events start is the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast hosted by Senator Collins and broadcast live starting at 10am on Irish Hit Parade RadioCBS Boston (online), Boston Neighborhood Network Media

To accommodate the two events, staging/dispersal and clean-up, drivers should expect the following roads to be closed to vehicular traffic. Streets effected by the parade will close no later than 12 PM and streets effected by the road race will close no later than 10 AM.  Delays are expected on West 6th Street from F to Dorchester and F (odd side only) from 6th to Bowen Street.

Tow Zone, No Stopping, Boston Police Special Event Sunday
Additional parking restrictions that will be implemented temporarily to support Sunday’s events are as follows:
  • Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue
  • Foundry Street, both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester Avenue
  • West Second Street, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue
  • A Street, both sides, from Binford Street to West Second Street
  • Binford Street, both sides, from A Street heading northwesterly to end at 45 Binford
  •  West Fourth Street, both sides, from A Street to Dorchester Avenue
  •  West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street
  •  East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street
  •  Farragut Road, both sides, from East Fourth Street to East First Street
  •  Summer Street, Financial District, Atlantic Avenue to the MBTA bus stop near 245 Summer Street
  •  Summer Street, South Boston, East First Street to the end of 776 Summer Street
  •  E Street, from West Broadway to Athens Street
  •  L Street, from East Third Street to East Broadway
The Channel Center garage is offering discounted parking of $12/day for South Boston residents and the public. The rate will go in effect starting Friday, 3/18 at 5pm through 3:30am on Monday, 3/21 to allow residents to remove their cars from along the parade and race route. Per Boston Police Department, parking restrictions will start Sunday at 7:30am on A St and on Binford St. 

Other Southie fun facts for March 20th: Liquor Stores will close at 4pm. All bars and restaurants will close between 6-6:30pm and patrons need to leave by 7:30pm.

originally posted 3.15.22

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