St. Patrick's Day Celebrations! Last Updated: January 2022

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!

Before you head out, please check ahead to make sure the listings below are still happening.

Parades, parades, parades!

Sponsored by the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Community, the Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade, Hartford, Saturday, March 12, 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!

Be Irish for a day by wearing green at the New London St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sunday, March 13, 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.

On March 19, the Essex Go Bragh Parade kicks off in downtown Essex at 10:30 a.m.!

On March 20, the Greenwich St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. from Greenwich Town Hall.

Gather in Mystic on March 27 at 1 p.m. 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.

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 3, at The Kate in Old Saybrook, the Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub along with a lot of hooligans. The official St. Patrick's Bar Crawl takes place in New Haven on March 12. Celebrate the rich musical and cultural heritage of Ireland with the Celtic Woman performing at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville on March 18. In New London at the Garde Arts Center on March 27, The High Kings perform traditional Irish music.

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.