Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, Race, Parade & Parking

The St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday, March 19, 2023. The 3.5 mile parade will begin at 1 PM at the Broadway T station (red line), move along West Broadway to East Broadway, before making its way around the Medal of Honor Park and ending at Andrew Square. Broadway will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

St. Patrick's Day Parade route

The St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will also take place on Sunday beginning at 11 AM.  Runners will follow the famous parade route, 2 hours before the parade steps off.  The race starts and ends at the Boys & Girls Club (230 West 6th), left on Dorchester St, down E Broadway and back to W Broadway, left on E, left on West 6th, and will end at 12 pm. The turn around point is the Farragut Statue at Pleasure Bay/Boston Harbor. 

Before these two events start is the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast hosted by Senator Collins and broadcast live starting at 10am on Caught in Southie's Instagram page, Irish Hit Parade Radio and Boston Neighborhood Network Media

To accommodate the race and parade and staging/dispersal and clean-up, drivers should expect the following roads to be closed to vehicular traffic. Street closures effected by the parade will start as early as 5 AM and streets closures from the road race will start around 9 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:
  • 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 Street
  • West Second Street, Both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to A Street
  • Dorchester Avenue, both sides from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue
  • Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Dorchester Street to Damrell Street
  • Foundry Street, both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester Avenue
  • 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
  • P Street, Both sides, from East Broadway to East Fourth Street
  • East Fourth Street, Both sides, from P Street to K Street
  • K Street, Both sides, from East Fourth Street to East Fifth Street
  • East Fifth Street, Both sides, from K Street to G Street
  • G Street, Both sides, from East Fifth Street to #96 G Street
  • Thomas Park, Both sides of southerly arm (opposite normal traffic flow), from G Street to Telegraph Street
  • Telegraph Street, Both sides, from Thomas Park to Dorchester Street
  • Dorchester Street, Both sides, from Telegraph Street to Dorchester Avenue
  • E Street at West Broadway Street on the West Third Street side
  • L Street at East Broadway on the East Third Street side.
  • Old Colony Avenue at Dorchester Street on the inbound side
The Channelside parking lot at 45 Binford St offers $5 dollar weekend day parking in 24 hour 5am - 5am intervals. 

The Channel Center Garage at 116 W First St is $12. Please check with garage for further details.

South Boston resident parking sticker holders can find alternate parking accommodations starting at 6pm  Saturday, March 18th through 8pm Sunday, March 19th at the Marine Park Garage at 12 Drydock Ave. 

Other Southie fun facts for March 19th: Liquor Stores will close at 4pm. All bars and restaurants in 02127 will close between 6-6:30pm and patrons will need to leave by 7:30pm. There will be zero tolerance and a $200 citation for public drinking or public cannabis consumption. 

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