South Boston route set for Sun., March 17 parade

Since 1901, Boston’s Evacuation Day/St. Patrick’s Day Parade has commemorated and celebrated the significance of the double holiday with a grand march through the streets of South Boston.

Each year, the parade steps off on the Sunday closest to March 17th, with a commitment to keeping alive the tradition of honoring heritage and service.  This year’s parade takes place on the date itself, Sun., March 17, at 1 p.m., and showcases some 4,000 participants across 148 groups, with hundreds of thousands of spectators. The events are sponsored by the Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston, with event management by Conventures Inc.

The route starts at the Broadway/Dorchester Ave intersection, then moves east on West Broadway, left onto East Broadway, right onto P Street, right onto East 4th Street, left onto K Street, right onto East 5th Street, left onto G Street, right onto the southerly arm of Thomas Park, left onto Telegraph Street, left onto Dorchester Street to the end at Dorchester Avenue. More details available online at