MIHC Venue. Photo Credit: Maine Irish Heritage Center

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Join as we celebrate St. Patrick’s day with the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! The parade will be held on Sunday, March 17th, and will kick off at Noon along Commercial Street in Portland. Join the fun as a parade spectator or experience the celebrations!

Events > St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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Commercial Street, Portland Maine
About the Event
Presented by
Maine Irish Heritage Center
(207) 780-0118
March 17, 2024

The parade route is along Commercial Street in Portland, beginning at the intersection with Center Street and ending at Bell Buoy Park near the Casco Bay Ferry terminal. This beloved annual tradition is the largest celebration of Irish and Irish American culture north of Boston, and has been a yearly highlight for many parade marchers and spectators.

This year’s parade will feature two pipe and drum bands, the Stillson School of Irish Dance, color guards from area military and protective services, the display of Irish national, provincial, and county flags, mascots from area sports teams, and more!

Maine Irish Heritage Center Members:

Members of the MIHC are invited to march alongside the Maine Irish Heritage Center float during the parade. Marchers will assemble in the Portland Fish Pier Parking lot prior to 11am. Costumes with Irish bling and lots of green are strongly encouraged! Strollers and carriages are allowed, as long as they are decorated. Dogs with bling are welcomed, but they must be under strict adult command, leashed at all times, well-behaved, and comfortable with crowds and loud noises. Please no bicycles! For more information, email us at maineirish@maineirish.com