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Sunday, March 29, 2020

The 25th Manchester Saint Patrick’s Parade has been scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020. The counter at the top of the page is counting the days, hours and minutes until the step off at the north end of Elm St, in Manchester, NH.

This website is dedicated to keeping participants, sponsors and parade watchers informed about the coming parade as well as a review of last year’s parade. There is also a photo gallery of previous parades.

Please enjoy your visit to this website and come back often to look for new articles and new information about this years 25th parade!

News and Announcements

Stephanie McLaughlin Named as 2020 Parade Grand Marshal

The Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is proud to announce the 2020 St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal, Stephanie McLaughlin! Born and raised in Manchester NH into a large Irish Catholic family, Stephanie attended Manchester Central High School before heading...

George Rousseau Named Tom King Award Recipient

George Rousseau Thomas J. King Award 2020 Recipient The Manchester Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee will honor George Rousseau as the 2020 recipient of the Thomas J. King Award. This award is presented to an individual who is not of Irish heritage or not of Catholic...

Attorney Diane Murphy Quinlan Named St. Thomas More Recipient

Diane Murphy Quinlan 2019 Saint Thomas More Recipient Attorney Diane Murphy Quinlan has been named the 2019 Saint Thomas More recipient by the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Committee. She will be honored during the 2020 Parade on Sunday, March 29th at 12 noon on Elm...

Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsors of the St. Patrick’s Parade can choose from individual units, parade divisions, or the entire parade. For more information on amounts, availability and benefits, please contact the parade committee at saintpatsparadenh@gmail.com or use the sponsor contact form.

Manchester Gives Back

Help New Horizon’s Food Pantry by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items. Look for the New Horizon vehicle in the parade. Any donation, even if it’s just one can, is greatly appreciated!There will be collection sites along the Parade route – Pappy’s Pizza – 1087 Elm St. 1000 Elm St.- City Hall Plaza – Victory Park.

The parade committee would like to recognize our brothers and sisters in the Greek community as they celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25.

Why isn’t the parade on St. Patrick’s Day?

Many people wonder why the parade is not held on the actual day that others celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The answer is quite simple. It is very hard to compete with the likes of Boston and New York when it comes to attracting quality bands, marching units and floats on the actual day. Besides…St. Patrick’s Day is a period of time, not a day, so why not streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch it out a little!!