On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone can lay claim to being at least a wee-bit Irish. Whether you are looking for something to do with the family, want to get outside, or hit up a local Irish pub, there is fun for everyone. We’ve put together a list of our favorite St. Paddy’s Day events in Boston.
Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
How about celebrating St. Paddy’s day with Boston’s biggest event of the year. The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held each year on the Sunday closest to March 17, this year’s parade falls on the actual holiday, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1pm. Each year, about a million spectators gather to celebrate their Irish routes down in Southie. The parade features a mix of bagpipes, marching bands, elaborate floats, military units, dancers, historic Minutemen companies, and more!
Insider tip: When you arrive at South Station with C&J hop over and take the Red Line towards Ashmont and get off at Broadway Station – this is where the parade starts. View the Boston St. Patrick’s Parade route.
Explore the Irish Heritage Trail
Celebrate your Irish pride with a walk along the Irish Heritage Trail. This self-guided trail will direct you to landmarks of all sorts of Irish-American artists and heroes from the 1700s to present day. The Trail is divided into three sections and is over three miles long, covering 20 sites in downtown Boston and Back Bay and over 50 other landmarks in Boston neighborhoods, cities, and towns throughout the state. Download trail coordinates to your GPS device.
Visit The Black Rose
Located in the heart of Faneuil Hall, The Black Rose has been one of Boston’s premier Irish Pubs for the past 40 years. Traditional Irish music happens there seven days a week, and the menu combines New England classics and Irish treats to serve a true taste of Ireland.
Whatever you decide to do for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, let us take you there! With hourly buses from Portsmouth to Boston we’ll get you there safety and without the stress and hassle of city driving. Be sure to take advantage of our interactive map of Boston to help plan your trip! Book your trip today!
Most importantly we hope you have fun – get your Irish on! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!