On Monday evening, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the 2020 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade would be canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Shortly after that announcement, Senator Nick Collins announced that the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast would be canceled as well.
On Wednesday, City Councilor Ed Flynn canceled his St. Patrick’s fundraiser at JJ Foley’s.
So what does that mean? Will residents and visitors alike not be roaming our streets celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Will South Boston be a ghost town this weekend? Of course not, St. Patrick’s revelers will be celebrating at all the local bars and restaurants. You can see a list of celebrations happening on our St. Patrick’s Day Guide.
Places that normally close on parade day – Doughboy Donuts and Seaport Restaurant will now be open on Sunday.
There seems to be an old-fashioned St. Patrick’s Day motorcade in the works for Sunday at noon. See facebook post below:
The South Boston Citizens Association Banquet will still be going on as planned. So will the Evacuation Day ceremony at Dorchester Heights on Tuesday morning.
The St. Patrick’s Road Race has been canceled and the South Boston Boys & Girls Club St. Patrick’s Day luncheon is also canceled.
Here’s one Southie resident helping to get the word out about the parade cancelation – enjoy!
This list will be updated daily as needed. Make sure you check out our post on Mayor Walsh’s coronavirus update and what it means for the City of Boston.