Welcome to Parade Day 2015

The largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, steps off at 1:30 p.m, on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

You can also watch, with coverage starting at 2:00, on WCCT (Fox News Connecticut).

On this page you will find everything you will need to know about the 2014 Parade.

 

Some key info for spectators: Parking | FAQ | Street Naming

Participating in the Parade

The application deadline for the 2015 Parade is January12, 2015.  Thank you to all interested in participating in our Parade.

Participants who have registered already will receive notification of their application status in February.

If you have any further questions on participation, please feel free to e-mail Petisia Adger, our 2015 Parade Coordinator at coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org.

You may apply online below, or download the application in fillable Word format, and email your completed entry to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org. Please rename the application to include your unit in the filename.

Click here to submit an Online Application for the 2015 Parade.

Parade Participation Application

Maximum of 2 allowed.

** Your driver(s) must present a valid Driver's License on the day of the Parade.

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(Owners of motorized vehicles participating in the parade are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance (Please provide Acord 25, as well as Acord 27 form) with the parade application and must name the Associated Irish Societies, Inc. and the City of New Haven as Additional Insured on the date of the parade) Files can be uploaded below or emailed to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org

The Parade Committee does not keep files, photos, etc. of group descriptions from previous parades. Please provide a current brief description/history of your unit with this application that may be used by television announcers during FOXCT broadcast. If available, please attach any photos (below) which may be used in media releases to publicize the parade in various media outlets. Additional comments can be emailed to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org.

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Please identify all persons in pictures from (L)(R). You may submit files via this form or by email to coordinator@stpatricksdayparade.org. Be sure to identify your group in the file name.

The Associated Irish Societies, Inc. is a dedicated non-profit organization that depends solely on sponsorship and financial support to operate. In order to meet these financial requirements in 2015, we will hold firm all ex gratia payments to participating units at or below those of 2014. This section is reserved for those returning units that would like to submit a request.

I recognize that the Parade is a family-oriented event and by submitting this application we agree to abide by the rules of conduct set forth in the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Parade Orders. - Electronic Signature - Enter Name (with Title) and Date below. *

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Download Parade Application

Parade Orders

Our 2015 Parade Orders will be available to download below, as we approach Parade Day. Parade orders subject to change, due to participant cancellations and other factors. They will be regularly updated, right up until Parade Day, so please keep an eye on the revision date, and check for the most up-to-date orders on the website, at least 1 day prior to parade.

Download Coordinator's Letter

Public Alcohol Law

The New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a rich, family-oriented, cultural tradition. The 2014 Parade Committee is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event for both marchers and spectators. The Parade Committee is working with City of New Haven to assure our event is one we can all be proud of.

The New Haven Police Department will again be enforcing all laws related to public drinking of alcohol. Please be aware that public drinking from open containers, disorderly behavior and sale of alcoholic beverages other than in licensed establishments will be the focus of Police enforcement efforts as well as public safety. Citations of up to $99.00 will be issued for open container violations. Police will also be conducting DUI checks during and after the parade.

Come and enjoy the parade, leave your coolers and alcoholic beverages at home.

Click here to download this statement in PDF format