Your Connecticut St. Patrick’s Day Guide


Connecticut comes alive in March, predominantly owing to the innumerable St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. While some states have events confined to the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Connecticut has a month long itinerary of festivities. Hartford, Stonington and New Britain may be busy cities and it is natural for them to be livelier during St. Patrick’s Day but even the relatively quieter cities of Greenwich and New Haven don a special avatar in March.

The singular challenge for any tourist and even some locals is to figure out which event to attend, where to be, on which day and when. There is probably a reason why various organizers around the state spread out their events over the weekends, so people don’t have to make hard choices.

Begin your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with one of the many parades. Greater Hartford will host its parade on the 10th of March at around 11 a.m. The parade in downtown Essex will be held on the same day and it would start half an hour earlier than Hartford’s.

If you are in Greater New Haven on the 11th of March, then you should be at Chapel Street just after noon. The parade shall start at 1:30 p.m. There will be over three thousand marchers. It is one of the largest parades in the state, actually in all of New England. New London will host its parade the same day at around the same time. Milford’s parade is on the 10th of March. Greenwich will host its parade on the 18th of March. Be at Town Hall around 2 p.m.

Meriden is the second last to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The parade with over two hundred participating groups will take to the streets on the 24th of March. This will be their forty-fifth anniversary. Mystic parade will be the last, on the 25th of March, featuring over two thousand participants, antique cars, scout troops and school bands.

There is no dearth of marathons all across Connecticut on St. Patrick’s Day. There are 5Ks in Norwich, Southington, Putnam, Niantic and Hartford on the 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th respectively. A marathon beckons foods and drink. Treat yourself to traditional Irish delicacies at any of the nearby restaurants that are hosting a themed event. There are special menus at most places, some have all you can eat buffets and a few establishments will only accept advance reservations. Connecticut is one of the best places in the country to enjoy some Guinness beef stew, pickled beets, apple cake and Irish soda bread. Enjoy live music and try your skills at tavern games.

St. Patrick’s Day is the best time to get together with friends and have fun. No matter what you plan and how many events you wish to attend, our luxury Connecticut limo service will be the finest accompaniment. Usher in the revelry, indulge in the festivities and party throughout the day till the wee hours without worrying about convenience, comfort or reliability. Our Connecticut car service is the safest and most luxurious mode of transportation on St. Patrick’s Day. Our main mission is to keep you safe while you enjoy the evening.

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Posted on Mar 06 2018

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