Whether you’re heading into Southie to watch the parade with friends, family or heading to an open house, here are some suggestions of spots to take it all in! Godspeed!
Broadway MBTA Station The South Boston parade starts at the Broadway T stop at 1 p.m. walk up a few blocks and find a spot to stand.
Anywhere up and down Broadway is a great spot to watch. Between the intersections of D and Dorchester Street – there are many restaurants/pubs along Broadway. If you want to get in for brunch and a little pre-gaming before the parade – we would suggest either making reservations or getting there early. Here’s a list of bars/restaurants in Southie to check out!
M Street/Medal of Honor Park – it’s an open area and public park so you should find a spot to watch there.
Watch at P and Broadway, then it’s just a few short blocks to Local 149, which would be a perfect spot for an afternoon snack and some drinks.
Dorchester Heights – For all you history buffs, this is where the history happened during Evacuation Day back in 1776 when the colonists sent the British packing!
Dorchester Street – After the parade comes down Telegraph St, it turns onto Dorchester Street before ending at Andrew Square. Telegraph Hill would be a nice spot to be near for food and drink!
There really isn’t a bad spot to watch the parade along the route. You just have to be slightly aggressive if you have kids with you so they can see the bands and entertainment passing by! My Aunt Peggy actually puts out chairs to save a spot so kids and seniors at her open house can watch the parade comfortably. In the 40-plus years of Peggy hosting her open house, no one has moved the chairs, most likely because people probably said to themselves, “anyone crazy enough to put our parade spot savers is not to be messed with.” And they’d be right!
Where is your favorite spot to watch?