Parade Day Information

2021 Parade Date:


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 28, 2021 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 support.  For a list of sponsors, please click on the Sponsor tab at the top of the website home page.

Please refer back to our webpage for more information and updates for what is next as we explore ways to aid our affected downtown sponsors.

We are hopeful that each and every one of you will take measures to protect yourselves and your loved ones by adhering to the following:

What should I do to prepare/respond as an individual?
Practicing a few common-sense public health steps can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a 60% or greater alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces at home and in the workplace.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Temporarily replace the handshake, hugs, and physical contact with a friendly wave.

For up-to-date- information on COVID-19 please go to:

For additional information, contact-
 Dan O’Neil

2022 Parade Information

Click Here for a list of our 2020 Parade Sponsors

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 11:15 a.m.
  • Green Division 11:15 a.m.
  • Blue Division 11:30 a.m.
  • White Division 11:45 a.m.
  • Gold Division 12:00 noon.

For vehicle units:  We highly recommend vehicles are in position by 10:30AM to avoid road shutdowns that might complicate their arrival.

Parking/Shuttle Service:

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
  • Victory Parking Garage, located at 25 Vine St. Can be entered from Vine St. and/or Chestnut St.

Shuttle service runs from 10 a.m. to noon, from the corner of Central Street 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 or listen to WZID 95.7 or 96.5 The Mill. You may also call 603-234-5663.


If you are a Participant and have not already done so, complete your Media Information Sheet and mail it to PO Box 3567, Manchester, NH 03105 or email it to as soon as possible.

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