BOSTON, MA - MARCH 20: Paradegoers watch as the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Parade passes on March 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. According to parade organizers, the South Boston St. Patrick's Parade is listed as the second longest parade in the country. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

“March 20th, 2022 is going to be a proud day for South Boston and an opportunity to come together as a community to welcome the participants and visitors to this year’s parade.” – Dave Falvey

Dave Falvey, Commander, SBAWVC had this to say about this year’s return and route for the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday (March 20th): “It is important to say that the decision to shorten this year’s route was made very much at the peak of the Omicron wave, when it wasn’t clear if, or when, events could return to any sort of normalcy. Our council opted for a shorter route that put the least amount of strain on public safety. Our focus was to bring the parade back in some form for 2022, even if not the full route, after two very long years away.

This wasn’t a decision taken lightly but one which had to be made months in advance for planning purposes and one which was based on the available information and public safety input at the time. We understand how meaningful the traditional route is to South Boston, with the parade incorporating Dorchester Heights where Evacuation Day was made possible. Despite the shortened route this year, our plan is for the parade to revert back to its traditional route in 2023, as it was in 2019 and was planned to be in 2020.”

The parade will begin at 1p at the Broadway T Station.  You can see the parade route below in their Instagram post and get more info here.