Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in NYC

February 28, 2024 Desiree Homer

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has been a beloved New York City tradition for more than two centuries, embracing Irish pride and culture. Get in on all the festivities and shenanigans at the 263 annual St. Patrick’s Day parade happening on March 16th!

Many people believe the first parade on this day happened in Ireland, but NYC was the birthplace of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade way back in 1762. It is the largest and longest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world, welcoming over 150,000 marchers and over two million spectators. Get your green on and see what all the buzz is about. This party is sure to be pure gold!

When is the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

Kick-off starts at 11:00 am and ends around 4:30 pm on March 16th.

What is the Parade Route?

The parade marches up 5th Avenue starting at 44th Street, past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street, ending at 79th Street.

Where is the Best Place to Watch the Parade?

The best views are anywhere on 5th Avenue between the start and finish. Get there early to get a prime spot!

Who is This Year’s Grand Marshall?

This year’s Grand Marshall is Margaret C. “Maggie” Timoney, President & CEO of HEINEKEN USA from White Plains, NY. She is only the 5th woman to Grand Marshall this parade in its long history. Maggie has been a trailblazer for women everywhere by being a transformational leader as a senior female executive. She was born in Ireland and now resides in Connecticut with her family.

Will There Be a Live Broadcast?

Yes! The parade is broadcast live at 11 AM on NBC 4 New York. You can also livestream on the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade site

How Many People Will Be Attending the Parade?

There will be over 150,000 marching and over two million spectators. There’s a lot of people celebrating!

Every year in NYC, locals and tourists alike celebrate this exciting holiday with family and friends. Be a part of this centuries-old tradition by attending the ever-popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade for an experience you won’t forget! The pros at EMRG Media specialize in event planning and will help you find all the best NYC events in 2024. Let us help you plan your next big event!

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