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?





  1. Bill Copithorne March 12, 2022 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Maureen, I worked for a Tom Dahill in the South Postal Annex on Dot. Ave in the late sixties,any relation.

    • Maureen Dahill March 13, 2022 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Yes! that was my great uncle!

    • Susan T March 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm - Reply

      You probably knew my uncle too- Jackie or John Joyce from O Street originally

  2. Julie March 16, 2022 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Can you bring dogs to the parade?

    • Jess March 17, 2022 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Why would you…. That’s just mean to the dogs and humans…

  3. Jennifer March 18, 2024 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I’m planning to bring my daughter next year for our first time in many, many years. Could you recommend some hotels along the route or withinwakingdistance? Thank you.

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