Parade Information

Sunday March 16th, 2014

Parade starts Sunday at 1pm

HISTORY OF THE PARADE

The Scituate St. Patrick’s Day parade first began as a small procession around the block in the seaside neighborhood of Minot. Residents Jim and Janet Campbell, along with the support of their neighbors, organized the event they had been thinking about for years to celebrate Scituates Irish heritage. The first parade in the Irish Riviera, as Scituate has become known, included a few local bands, some homemade floats, and several antique cars. After a couple of years, and with spectator attendance growing and safety becoming an issue, the town asked the Campbells to move the parade to Scituate Harbor and the Scituate Chamber of Commerce took over operations. Chamber member Paula Graham organized the event for two years and then current parade chairman Ed Kelley took over operations in 1999. The parade has since grown 5 times its original length and now runs from the Gates Middle School on First Parish Road through downtown Scituate Harbor (Front Street) onto Jericho Road, ending at the beginning of Hatherly Rd. It is now considered the largest St. Patricks Day parade on the South Shore.

DIRECTIONS TO SCITUATE

Parking and Shuttle info: Shuttle busses will provide transportation from Scituate High School parking lot ( 606 Route 3A )to and from the starting point of the parade ( Gates Jr. H.S. 327 First Parish Rd ) Shuttle busses will provide transportation from The M.B.T.A. parking lot (Driftway Rd.) to and from the the harbor (Front St.) near St. Mary’s Church.

 

 

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PARADE ROUTE

The Parade begins at the Gates Middle School on First Parish Road. It continues on First Parish Road past the Scituate Fire Station. At Scituate Harbor the parade turns left onto Front Street and continues to Jericho Road where it turns right and ends at Hatherly Road by the Satuit Tavern.

 

If you wish to participate in the Parade, click here to complete the online registration or click here to download the Form.

 

Performed in the 2014 Parade:
  • BOSTON CRUSADERS SENIOR DRUM & BUGLE CORPS
  • BIG NAZO PUPPET HEAD BAND
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOL. FIFE AND DRUMS
  • 215TH ARMY BAND
  • ALEPPO SHRINERS Clown Unit
  • NIGHT LIFE BIG BAND
  • NORTH END MARCHING BAND
  • COUM CILLE PIPES AND DRUMS
  • NORWOOD COLONIAL BOYS
  • MILLS HILLS COMEDY CLOWN BAND
  • NORTH SHORE PIPE BAND
  • CRANN TARA PIPE BAND
  • KILLER BRASS BAND
  • BAZOOKA BLANKS DRUM GROUP
  • NEW ORLEANS STLE PARTY BAND
    MIDDLESEX COUNTY 4H PIPES AND DRUMS