Manchester St. Pats Parade

A great community event


The month of March is an important time of the year for our restaurants, especially those in the downtown. St. Patrick’s Day itself and St. Patrick’s parade day are two of the biggest days of the year for many restaurants. They are and will take a big hit with the Covid-19 virus. In discussion with one of the restaurants that is a long time sponsor of the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade, they suggested a way that the...

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Parade Cancelled


Posted By on Mar 13, 2020

The Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Committee has come to the difficult decision that, due to the information provided by the CDC regarding COVID-19, the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade, scheduled for March 29, 2020 will be canceled. We are canceling out of the concern for the safety, health and well-being of our downtown partners, spectators, fans and participants. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued...

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Café La Reine is New Sponsor


Posted By on Mar 11, 2020

The Manchester Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee would like you to join us in welcoming in our newest partner, Café la Reine. At Café la Reine, located at 915 Elm Street in Manchester, you will find an experience unique to downtown Manchester, NH. With exceptional customer service and the highest quality coffees, teas, outstanding breakfast and lunch sandwiches and incredible local, community driven owners. So if you are out and...

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The Passing of the Sash mass will be held at St. Raphael Church on Saturday, March 14th at 4pm. Father Jerome Day will preside over the mass and bless the sash for 2020 recipient, Stephanie McLaughlin. 2019 recipients John and Marilyn Cashin will be on hand to help present the sash to Stephanie.   The 2019 St. Thomas More award recipient, Diane Quinlan and her husband Gary will also be recognized at the mass. Also, 2020 Thomas J....

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On Saturday, March 7th, the Shamrocks on Elm Street were painted. We are getting ready to bring the largest Parade north of Boston down Elm Street on Sunday, March 29th at 12 noon. Plan now to come and see 7 high school bands, including all three Manchester high school bands, 5 pipe bands, four Irish dance schools, clowns, fire trucks, and so much more!

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome one of our newest partners to the Parade this year. Please join us and welcome our Parade Leprechaun, Matt Casey who owns Nashua’s newest Irish Pub hot spot, Casey Magee’s Irish Pub that will open in late March! Look for Matt on Parade day walking down the parade route as he greets the spectators and please consider visiting his pub when they open in late March. Be on the lookout for...

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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 to Boston for college, where she studied Journalism and Political Science at Northeastern University. After college, Stephanie worked for The Boston Globe, The City of...

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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 faith who has contributed to the betterment of the greater Manchester area. Previous winners include John Clayton (2012), Dr. Sylvio Dupuis (2011), Nancy Gati (2010), Ray...

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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 Street in Manchester. The award is presented by the committee to a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and who embodies the spirit of Saint Thomas More in her...

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