11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parade Day with the Irish Chamber!

We are looking forward to a wonderful day for the 249th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. You can walk along side our double-decker bus, or hop on for a rest.

* Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks ahead 1 hour on Saturday night! *

Fox 29 TV will be airing the parade live, 12.00 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 10th and will rebroadcast parade coverage on Sunday, March 17th, from 12.00 to 3:00 PM.

This year, the Irish Chamber will be in Division 4, we will line up on the SOUTH side of JFK Blvd, between 17th & 18th Streets. 

This is the third year for a new parade route. To view the map, please click HERE. To see the complete parade route, please click HERE.

Irish Philadelphia Community Celebration & Parade Party with The Irish Immigration Center, Brehon Law Society, Philadelphia GAA and Delco Gaels

This year, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Liam Hegarty Memorial Liberty Bell Tournament Fund, happening this April.

Tickets for Irish Chamber members will be discounted to $20/adults, no charge for children (the Chamber will subsidize the cost of tickets for our members and children of members, the total cost of the ticket is $50+). Tickets include Irish buffet, beer, wine and music.

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


Parade Only
Click HERE to register to march with our group in the parade.

Parade + Party


Children must be registered as well as adults.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 8th.

Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
For parking locations near Old Pine Community Center, please click HERE.

10.30 am: Meet IABCN double-decker bus at Old Pine Community Center (parking suggestions)
– OR –
11.30 am – 12.00 pm: Meet IABCN double-decker bus on JFK Blvd (SOUTH side of JFK Blvd, between 17th & 18th Streets). The first divisions of the parade are scheduled to kick off promptly at 11.00 am.
* Please note, there may be some wait time involved *
3.00 – 3.30 pm: Parade ends performing area, 5th & Market Streets in Old City.
2.00 – 5.00 pm: Post–Parade Irish Community Party
(start time dependent upon when each group finishes marching)
Look for our double-decker bus on the parade route.

In Loving Memory ~ Liam Hegarty
In Loving Memory ~ Kevin Shannon
Pictured here at our 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
In Loving Memory ~ Jim McLaughlin
Pictured here in the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day parade with (L-R) Bill McLaughlin, Christine Hartmann and Kevin Kent.
St. Patrick's Day 2013