South Boston St. Patrick’s Parade

We are finally getting around to posting about the St. Patrick’s Parade on March 20th.

It was in South Boston, so we took the T there. Erica was worried about how crowded it would be getting there and once there, but we got there an hour early and it wasn’t very busy.

From the website:

The South Boston, St. Patrick’s Parade is Listed as the second largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to one million people every year; in addition to having the entire parade seen on Live TV.

Crowd outside a pub about an hour before starting:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

People dressed up:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

Waiting for it to start:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

It seemed like forever:

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

Bagpipers:

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Stormtroopers came. I had no idea why, but I saw pictures of past parades and they were there, so we were looking for them:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mr. T and Darth Vader:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

The politicians came:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

The route is along a street that has businesses for about half the route and then turns into residential. Most of the houses had steps and porches, and lots of people were using them.

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

Before the parade started, we walked about 1 or 2 miles along the route and grabbed lunch and a spot to watch. We decided to walk back to where we came from when the parade was still going on. It was double-time, but we stopped when interesting things came by.

Another pub:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

There were several sets of re-enacters and shot loud guns:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

Here’s the Duck Tour boat that does tours of Boston and drives into the river to cross. The Celtics cheer leaders and the mascot (Lucky) were on the boat.
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

I wore my Hello Kitty shirt:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

More silly people dressed up:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Ghostbusters were at the end:
South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

A fun afternoon, we glad we went!

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2 thoughts on “South Boston St. Patrick’s Parade

  1. Soni

    WOW!!! That’s one neat parade!!!! Loved Star Wars … and even the Ghost busters!!!
    And, yes Erica your hair is getting long (it actually looked like you curled it too) Looks wonderful, of course.
    hugs,

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