Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2022 Traffic and Public Safety Advisory


The City of Boston’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for this Sunday, March 20, 2022, in South Boston. The Boston Police Department reminds residents, revelers and all those looking to celebrate that this event is intended for families to enjoy. Therefore, we ask that there be no public drinking or smoking of marijuana and ask that everyone in attendance celebrates responsibly. Our officers will be lining the parade route, wearing their green colored traffic safety vests, to ensure the safety of all those in attendance.  

The parade will result in street closures and traffic detours in South Boston and reduce on-street parking availability. Those coming into South Boston for the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on the MBTA may be found at,and information on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share system, may be found at The parade kicks off at 1:00 PM and will start at West Broadway, to East Broadway, ending at Farragut Road. Broadway will be closed to traffic from approximately 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The Saint Patrick’s Day Road Race begins on West Sixth Street at the Boys & Girls Club at 11:00 a.m. and will end at noon. Traffic will be delayed along the route as runners make their way to the finish line.

 “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows: 

·         Dorchester Avenue, both sides, from Gillette Park to Old Colony Avenue

·         Foundry Street, both sides, from Greenbaum Street to Dorchester Avenue

·         West Second Street, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue

·         A Street, both sides, from Binford Street to West Second Street

·         Binford Street, both sides, from A Street heading northwesterly to end at 45 Binford

·         West Fourth Street, both sides, from A Street to Dorchester Avenue

·         West Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Avenue to Dorchester Street

·         East Broadway, both sides, from Dorchester Street to P Street

·         Farragut Road, both sides, from East Fourth Street to East First Street

·         Summer Street, Financial District, Atlantic Avenue to the MBTA bus stop near 245 Summer Street

·         Summer Street, South Boston, East First Street to the end of 776 Summer Street

·         E Street, from West Broadway to Athens Street

·         L Street, from East Third Street to East Broadway