2016 Parade Date:
March 20, 2016
Step Off Time: 12:00 Noon sharp - RAIN or SHINE!
Division Assembly Times:
(NOTE: Your Division assignment will be mailed to you by the Parade Coordinator. Any Parade Staff in a yellow jacket can find your Division assignment on parade day. If there is a question, please err on the side of being early)
All times subject to change:
Grand Marshal Division 11 a.m.
Green Division 11:15 a.m.
Blue Division 11:15 a.m.
White Division 11:30 a.m.
Gold Division 11:45 a.m.
For vehicle units: The Shamrock Shuffle road race begins at 10:45AM for the kids race and 11:15AM for adults and uses roads near the parade route and along the parade route. We highly recommend vehicles are in position by 10:30AM to avoid road shutdowns that might complicate their arrival.
There is absolutely NO parking in the vicinity of the uptown parade Assembly Areas. Participants must leave their cars at one of two downtown lots near the end of the parade route.
Pine Street Lot, behind the Norris Cotton Federal Building, located at 275 Chestnut Street
Lade Avenue Lot, across from the Verizon Wireless Arena on Lake Avenue.
Shuttle service runs from 10 a.m. to noon, from the corner of Central and Chestnut Street to the Assembly Area.
Please do not attempt to drop participants off near the Assembly Areas as many of the roads are closed. Please use the shuttle service.
You can see a map of the area, with these spots noted, here.
Parade Assembly Areas:
Parade marching units will assemble in the parking lot behind the Brady Sullivan Tower at 1750 Elm St. This parking lot is used only for marching units and certain emergency vehicles. All trucks, flatbeds, horse units, utility vehicles, floats, audio vans and cars will line up on Elm St between Webster Street and Salmon Street.
Passenger buses (school buses, etc.) will bring participants to the Assembly Area. Participants can pick up the shuttle at the corner of Central and Chestnut Streets downtown.
Floats, Motorized Units & Other Vehicles:
Take Canal St north where it becomes River Road and proceed past West North Street to the light at Webster St. Turn right on Webster St, go one block and turn right onto Elm St. Tell the police officer there you are in the parade and Parade Staff will line you up.
Ask any yellow jacketed Parade Staff for assistance with directions, Division assignment, etc.
The Parade is a rain-or-shine event. If there is a severe weather warning, a decision relative to staging the Parade will be made by 7 a.m. on Parade Day. Visit the parade website at www.SaintPatsNH.com or listen to WZID 95.7 or 96.5 The Mill. Also, a recorded telephone message can be heard at 603-647-8728..