Boston, MA– With St Patrick's Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some of the most exciting parades for Bostonians in the coming months. With another seemingly endless winter, use this list to plan for nice days out walking the streets of Boston with friends and family!
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sunday March 17. Beginning at 1pm, it will start at Broadway station in the historically Irish neighborhood of South Boston. Unfortunately, registration to officially participate is already closed. If you're interested in attending the parade, click here for more information.
Greek Independence Day Parade, Sunday April 7. Again, starting at 1pm on a Sunday, this parade will begin at Lord and Taylor at Downtown Crossing and end in the Boston Common. According to their website, there will be Greek music, dancing, and food. So if you or anyone you know have Greek heritage, or you just love a good gyro, come out for a nice day downtown.
Boston Marathon, Monday April 15th. While not technically a parade, it is impossible to talk about outdoor city events without bringing up the Boston Marathon. A mere 38 days away, the Boston Marathon is a hugely anticipated event which ends in Copley square. Come along to participate vicariously through the runners, or make a last-minute decision to run it for yourself! Learn how to enter the race here, or where/how to watch the race here.
Boston Pride Parade, Saturday June 8. Rounding off our list is the Pride Parade. The only parade on our list to take place on a Saturday, it will begin at 12pm (pending city approval). It will begin in Copley Square and it will finish at Boston City Hall Plaza. Having attended several times, I can attest to this being a fantastic day out. Plenty of local businesses along the route also celebrate it with free/discounted food and drinks. For more info on how to register, click here.
Thanks for reading, and as the snow begins to melt outside, enjoy planning some fun days outside for your friends and family!