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Holyoke, St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

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There are many reasons why the people of Holyoke love their city, but one reason that is prominent for many residents is the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade weekend, and the many events preceding it, is a time for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and celebrate the city’s rich history.

The 71st Annual Parade has tens of thousands of marchers, 25-30 Floats, 35 to 40 marching bands, and also just to mention 400,000 spectators and 1.2 million+ television viewers.  Come join us this year to live the experience and feel the excitement that has been around for over six decades in the city of Holyoke.

The parade typically kicks off between 11 AM , so we recommend planning ahead and arriving with enough time to get to your location for viewing. The 2.65-mile parade will step off from the former Kmart Plaza parking lot on Northampton Street at 11:10 a.m. and make its way to Hampden Street via Beech, Appleton and High Streets.

st.patricksThe Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Race takes place, Saturday, March 16th.



Free Shuttle Service from MGM Casino to Holyoke City Hall During 2024 St. Patrick’s Celebrations in Holyoke

The City of Holyoke and the Tourism Advisory Committee are excited to announce the details of the Road Race and St. Patrick’s Day Free Shuttle bus services! Thanks to funding from the Mass Gaming Mitigation Grant, the OPED team and Tourism Advisory Committee are delighted to offer shuttle services for the Road Race and St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

The Shuttle will run hourly from the MGM Casino to City Hall in Holyoke. The MGM Casino provides free parking, so simply park your car and enjoy a safe ride to the festivities in Holyoke! Pick up will be at MGM Springfield on MGM Way in front of South End Market, and drop off will be at the Holyoke City Hall parking deck on Dwight Street. Enjoy a fantastic weekend with all the best that Holyoke and Springfield have to offer!

Parade Day, March 16th and 17th, 2024: The bus will run on a loop at the following times:

  • 10:00 am: Leave MGM for Holyoke City Hall
  • 10:30 am: Leave Holyoke City Hall for MGM
  • 11:00 am: MGM to City Hall
  • 11:30 am: Leave City Hall for MGM
  • 12:00 pm: MGM to City Hall
  • 12:30 pm: Leave City Hall for MGM
  • 1:00 pm: MGM to City Hall
  • 1:30 pm: Leave City Hall for MGM
  • 2:00 pm: MGM to City Hall
  • 2:30 pm: Leave City Hall for MGM
  • 3:00 pm: MGM to City Hall
  • 3:30 pm: Leave City Hall for MGM (last shuttle)


March 17
11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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St. Patrick’s Parade Route
Kmart Plaza on Rt. 5, Northampton Street. Ends on High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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