Green On Parade
For the 115th year, South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns the streets of the Hub’s historically Irish neighborhood a lovely shade of green. Held on the Sunday closest to the actual holiday, the extravaganza takes place March 15 this year and begins at 1 p.m. Organized by the Allied War Veteran’s Council, the annual parade draws nearly a million people to the streets lining the procession’s route, which begins at the Broadway MBTA station on the Red Line (corner of Dorchester Avenue and West Broadway) and proceeds down West Broadway to East Broadway before eventually winding its way back towards the final destination in Andrew Square (corner of Dorchester Street and Dorchester Avenue). Parade participants as well as revelers are always in high spirits, and sometimes in colorful costumes, as a mix of dazzling floats, Gaelic-themed marching bands and various local groups express their pride in Southie, Boston and all things Irish-American.