St. Patricks Day 2019 falls on a Sunday, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the festivities no matter what their schedule holds. The holiday always takes place on March 17 because that is the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick. But in towns like Scituate, MA, it’s a lively and festive occasion, especially famous for its parades. Onlookers gather in green and grins for this beloved annual tradition.
The celebrated Scituate Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is on Sunday March 17 beginning at 1pm, on the Irish Riviera (so called because of the area’s large Irish population). It begins at the Gates Intermediate School and progresses along First Parish Road, Front Street, Scituate Harbor, Beaver Dam Road and onto Jericho Road before ending near the Hatherly Road intersection.
The parade itself began as a small neighborhood procession in Minot, Ma in 1995. Now considered the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade on the South Shore, it has since expanded to five times its original length. In addition to enjoying the floats and displays, spectators can take in the sounds of marching bands, pipes and drums, party bands, and more, and even watch antique military vehicles go by!
Experiencing the parade is the perfect highlight to a weekend in Scituate. The parade passes right through Scituate Harbor, where you can find the historic Inn at Scituate Harbor. Staying at the Inn offers unparalleled access to all the local area’s points of interest, eateries, and activities. Make this St. Patrick’s Day a holiday to remember with a cozy, centrally-located stay and a weekend full of fun.