*UPDATE 3/11/20:
MANY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE EVENT SITES FOR MORE DETAILS.*

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to let your inner Irish cut loose! The team at Action Appliance Repair has the scoop on St. Patrick’s Day parades in Connecticut as well as additional events to make the holiday fun. Check it out!

St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Connecticut

New Haven

New Haven St. Patrick’s Day holds the 6th oldest parade in the nation. 3,000 marchers and musical units join in the fun for this historic celebration of cultures at one of the most popular St. Patrick’s Day parades in Connecticut.

  • March 15th
  • 1:30 pm
  • Begins at Chapel Street, ends at Orange Street
  • FREE
  • Parade Details

Stamford

Bringing in more than 80 marching units from the tri-state area, this celebration of Irish and other cultures is still a fan favorite for St. Patrick’s Day parades in Connecticut!

  • March 7th
  • 2:00 pm
  • Begins at Washington Blvd. and Main Street
  • FREE
  • Parade Details
Stamford St. Patrick's Day parade 2020

Photo Credit: Stamford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Milford

St. Patrick’s Day parades in Connecticut are a tradition. Milford is the proud host of one of CT largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. Enjoy music from Bobby Morrill Music and Camac throughout the parade!

Bridgeport

The 38th Annual Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a celebration for sure! Don’t miss the fun at this festive tradition. Festivities begin at 8:30am and the parade kicks-off at noon.

  • March 17th
  • 12:00 pm
  • Begins at Harbor Yard and continues up Broad Street
  • FREE
  • Parade Details

Hartford

In honor of the true Celtic culture, this Hartford St. Patrick’s Day parade unites surrounding communities in celebration and fun. This is a community favorite for St. Patrick’s Day parades in Connecticut.

  • March 14th
  • 11:00 am
  • Begins at Capitol Avenue, ends by the Memorial Arch
  • FREE
  • Parade Details

Norwich

Although this lively parade kicks off at 1:00pm, the fun doesn’t stop there! Join the festivities after the parade- including activities and food for all ages.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K Races

Niantic

Run by the quiet, off-season cottages of the Pine Grove community in this 5K race shoreline race. There may be a cold beer waiting at the end of this rainbow.

  • March 21st
  • 9:00 am
  • Starts and finishes at Niantic Bay Bicycles, 8 Methodist Street
  • Free for spectators, see details for registration info
  • Race Details
oniantic st patricks day parade

Image of O’Niantic 5K from Hartford Marathon Foundation

Hartford

With Irish bagpipers and Celtic fiddlers entertaining you along the way, you may get lost enough in the music to dance your way through this 5K!

  • March 22nd
  • Katy’s Wee Mile: 12:30 pm, 5K: 1:00 pm
  • Begins outside of Dillon Stadium
  • Free for spectators, see details for registration info
  • Race Details

Southington

Get dressed up for this one! This is a fast 5K down rural streets and finishes with festivities at the brewery and taproom. What could be better?

  • March 14th
  • HMF FitKids Run 9:30 am, 5K: 10:00 am
  • Begins at Kinsmen Brewing Company, 409 Canal Street
  • Free for spectators, see details for registration info
  • Race Details

St. Patrick’s Day Beer & Music

West Hartford

Enjoy traditional Irish signature dishes and Celtic games at the tavern. Price includes dinner, one complimentary drink (more available for purchase), live entertainment, and games.

  • March 13-14
  • 6:00 pm March 13th to 8:30 pm March 14th
  • Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society
    227 South Main St.
  • $45
  • Event Details
West Hartford St. Patrick's Day events

Photo Credit: Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

Hartford

Featuring the Dublin City Ramblers, this is a St. Patrick’s Day event to behold! This impressive musical ensemble will take you back in time as they treat you to authentic Irish music.

  • March 6th
  • 8:00 pm
  • Infinity Hall – Hartford
    32 Front St.
  • $29-$49
  • Event Details

Branford

Come along for the 2nd annual Shenanigan’s Irish Festival! Filled with live music, games, dancing, great food and Irish fun, and of course, BEER!

  • March 7th
  • 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Stony Creek Brewery
    5 Indian Neck Lane
  • $20
  • Event Details

May the luck o’ the Irish be upon you this St. Patrick’s Day 2020!