Parade Information

DUE TO EXCESSIVE WEATHER THE PARADE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY APRIL 12TH

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.

 

 PERFORMING IN THE 2015 PARADE:

  • Crusaders Senior Drum & Bugle Corps

  • Colum Cille Pipes & Drums

  • Hills Mills Comedy Clown Band

  • Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes & Drums

  • Middlesex County Fife & Drums

  • Middlesx County 4H Fife and Drum Corps

  • Night Life Big Band

  • North End Marching Band

  • North Shore Pipes & Drums

  • Norwood Colonial Boys Fife & Drums

  • Old Colony Model T Club

  • Shriners Mini Haulers

  • The Big Nazo’s Puppet Head Band

  • The Cycling Murrays

  • The Kickin Brass Band

  • Vintage Army Vehicles including a Tank

  • Plus Irish Step dancers, Antique cars and floats