11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade Day with the Irish Chamber!

We are looking forward to a wonderful day for Philadelphia’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. You can walk along side our double-decker bus, or hop on for a rest. All are welcome – bring your family & friends! This year we are excited to march along with our friends from The Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick, The Irish Diaspora Center, and the Brehon Law Society.

–>Chamber members interested in volunteering with the Friendly Sons to help guide their inflatable St. Patrick balloon through the parade, please click HERE to add your name to volunteer list. Volunteers are asked to report to the parade route (JFK Blvd) at 9.00 am.

Registration – please help us prepare for the day!
PARADE ONLY: If you plan to attend the parade only, please click HERE.

Parade Information: Division 1, Group 75

Day of contact: Alanna Barry, 215-772-3101


10.15 – 10.30 am: Meet IABCN’s double-decker bus on JFK Blvd (NORTH side of JFK Blvd, between 16th & 17th & 18th Streets). The first divisions of the parade are scheduled to kick off promptly at 11.00 am.

3.00 – 3.30 pm: Parade ends performing area, 5th & Market Streets in Old City. Please note, our group will likely be finished marching around approximately 2/2.30 pm.

Upon completion of the parade, the Chamber’s bus will take guests back to The Philo. You may consider parking in the general area of 19th – 20th & Market Streets

2.00 – 7.00 pm: Post-Parade Parties
After the parade, there are 2 fun parties planned – 1 at the Irish Center in Mt. Airy and another in Center City at The Philo. Join our friends from The Philo, Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick, Irish Diaspora Center, and Brehon Law Society at one or both family-friendly parties.

Philo Parade Party Details (Center City)
– Open House at The Philo (1923 Walnut Street, Philadelphia) from 2 – 7 pm
– Irish music from the duo Killen & Clark
– Snacks & Refreshments
– Cash Bar
– $15/person • $25 for 2 people • $35 for a family
Tickets are required for the PARTY. All guests must register for the party through the central link in advance, please click HERE to sign up.

Irish Center Parade Party (Mt. Airy)
– Open House at the Irish Center (6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia) from 3 – 8 pm
– Live Music
– Food for purchase
– Kids’ activities
– No need to register in advance

Look for the Chamber’s double-decker bus on the parade route and the inflatable St. Patrick balloon!