Scituate St. Patrick's Parade in Scituate, MA
Thank You to all who attended
Last Call at the Barker Tavern
Thank You to the Jordan Family for graciously donating the proceeds of the event to the parade committee
Win your own Irish pub for a day
Bring the magic of Ireland to your driveway. The Wee Irish pub is designed to look and feel like a traditional Irish pub and is also designed to be mobile. The cozy 120-square-foot pub seats 10-12 (but can hold many more) and has two beer taps. We will provide the pub; you bring the friends and beverages. The pub is yours for up to 24 hours and can be booked for delivery any day through 2023, based on availability. Please visit Tinypubs.com for more information.
The Winner of the wee pub is Ann Higgins
Get your "Parade Supporter" Window or Bumper sticker for a donation of $5 or more.
The parade began in Minot, MA, in 1995 as a small procession around the block to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Irish Riviera. It was started by Jim and Janet Campbell and a few neighbors who had been talking about doing a little parade around the neighborhood for years.
The first St. Patrick's Day parade included some bands, homemade floats, antique cars, and most of the neighborhood. After a couple of years, the town asked the Campbells to move the parade to downtown Scituate Harbor as it was becoming a safety hazard, with all the people jamming into the small Minot area to view it. The Campbells agreed but passed the running of the parade to the Chamber of Commerce. Chamber member Paula Graham ran it for two years and then moved out of state.
Current Parade Chairman Ed Kelley took over the operation in 1999. The parade was hosted by the Chamber from 1997 until 2015. The Scituate Harbor Business Association became the host in 2016. As of 2018, the Parade Committee is now the sponsoring host under the name "Scituate St. Patrick's Parade Inc." The parade has since grown in size to five times its original length and runs from the Veterans Memorial Gymnasium (old Gate's Middle School ) at 327 First Parish Rd down First Parish through downtown Front St. Scituate Harbor and ends at Scituate Harbor Community Center 44 Jericho Rd. It is now considered the largest St. Patrick's parade on the South Shore.