See Press Release Below:
After a two-year absence due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade returns to take place on Sunday, 20 March 2022 at 1pm ET.
In recognition of ongoing challenges to public health and safety caused by the pandemic, the parade will follow a shorter route that has been used in the past in circumstances of inclemate weather. It will start at Broadway T Station and will continue down the entirety of Broadway, concluding at Farragut road. Please see the image below for complete details.
Iconic Irish beer, Guinness, will be the headline sponsor for this year’s parade. If you or your organization also wishes to become a sponsor, please visit here for details. For those unable to attend in-person, the parade will be broadcast live on NECN.
Dave Falvey, Commander, SBAWVC: “As the first American city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 285 years ago, we’re simply delighted and honored to be holding the parade again after a very long, two-year absence. To have such an iconic Irish brand like Guinness as headline sponsor supporting this year highlights what an important event this parade is and why it is so welcome to be back. The level of interest this year sponsors, participants and the entire community has been incredible, showing how important these twined events are to the fabric of the city of Boston, the region of New England and beyond. We look forward to a fantastic event where all are encouraged to take part.”
“However, there’s no getting away from the immense strain caused by the pandemic on public health and safety and this year’s shortened route is a recognition of this. Due to ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the Broadway route enables us to actually hold a parade after two years away, but also to hold it in a way that makes public health and safety paramount in these difficult times.”
“We’re also absolutely elated to have well-known band Dalton & The Sheriffs signed up to be in the parade. It promises to be a fantastic day for all.”