New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade | New York by Rail

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17mar11:00 am5:00 pmNew York City Saint Patrick's Day ParadeSaint Patrick's Day Parade11:00 am - 5:00 pm Saint Patrick's Day Parade, 5th Avenue

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New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

One of the most anticipated holidays of the year, this New York City parade is the oldest and largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in the country.

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for New York City. With a massive parade and parties at various pubs around the city, it’s an event you don’t want to miss! This celebration dates back to 1762, when New York held its first parade for Ireland’s patron saint. The day starts with mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the morning, followed by the parade which kicks off at 11:00 am at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street. (It ends at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 79th Street.) With about 150,000 volunteers participating in the parade every year, the celebration attracts nearly two million spectators. two million spectators.

Saint Patrick’s Day 

The parade, held on March 17, is open to the public and completely free for patrons who stand on the sides of Fifth Avenue. It is a family-oriented event with a variety of people and organizations marching. The Parade Committee recommends getting there as early as possible to secure a good spot to watch the parade go by. Make sure to sport your green clothes and beads, and be prepared for a day full of Irish festivities!

Who participates in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade?

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration Committee is in charge of the organization and execution of the annual parade in New York. All participants walk on foot – there are no floats or vehicles in this parade – so the dozens of marching bands from colleges, the military, the FDNY and the NYPD play the most important role at this event!

Take Amtrak to The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

To attend the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, take Amtrak to the Daniel Moynihan Train Station. Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 1.3 miles away from the event, making it an easy and convenient option to get there.


(Friday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Saint Patrick's Day Parade

5th Avenue