St. Patrick's Day Celebrations! Last Updated: November 2023

With so many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and festivities around the state this March, it’s easy to be green! Join in the fun and take part in Celtic traditions throughout Connecticut. There are parades, Celtic music, and entertainment, and plenty of good Irish cheer for all!

Planning how to get there? Choose a safe and green way to travel. See all the transportation options near you with the CTrides transit finder.

Parades, parades, parades!

Sponsored by the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Community, the Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade, Hartford, Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. features many area towns marching in the parade. So you don’t miss any of the festivities, get your seat early on the parade route!

One of the state's largest St. Patrick's Day parades, the Milford's will be held on March 11, at 1 p.m.

Be Irish for a day by wearing green at the New London St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sunday, March 12, at 1 p.m.

One of New England's premier Irish events and one of the largest single-day spectator events in Connecticut, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sunday, March 13, showcases music and many marchers celebrating the diversity of many cultures. The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. on Chapel Street.

Gather in Mystic on March 19 for the annual historic Mystic Irish Parade. This celebration of Irish culture features 2,500 participants as well as classic antique cars, high school area bands, and local Scout troops.

On March 19, the Greenwich St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. from Greenwich Town Hall.

On March 25, the Essex Go Bragh Parade kicks off in downtown Essex!


Running of the Green

If parades aren’t your speed and you’d rather do a 5K while wearing your best green running wear (or costume), join one of these fun organized road race events throughout the state.                                                                        

Irish Beer, Music & Family Fun!

On March 11, Twelve Percent Beer Project is holding its Irish Fest inside their brewery in North Haven. March 17-19 find tons of fun at Lyman Leprechaun Bash at The Apple Barrel Farm Market or enjoy Shamrock Brunch on March 18-19. The official St. Patrick's Bar Crawl takes place in New Haven on March 18. In New London at the Garde Arts Center on March 21, The High Kings perform traditional Irish music.

And don't miss these Irish pubs serving all your favorite food, drinks, and party vibes. Plus, find more fun events by CT Bar Crawl and Bar Crawl Live.

Irish History

Through the Connecticut Irish-American Heritage Trail, you can experience and explore over one hundred historical sites, events, and organizations related to Connecticut's Irish population.