The world-famous Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums is marching in the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 18, 2012, and the Quebec City St. Patrick's Day Parade in Quebec, Canada on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
The band formed in 1992 and has become one of the city's treasured icons. It has represented Boston with distinction everywhere it goes, winning the best pipe band award at the Cork City Parade; performing alongside the Dropkick Murphys, at Boston Bruin games, and aboard the USS Constitution. And the Police have played at hundreds of charity events to help a number of worthy causes.
You can follow the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums on Facebook for its full schedule of St. Patrick's Day activities.
For full details on St. Patrick's Day parades in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Quebec City and Dublin, Ireland, visit BITA's parade page.
For a schedule of Irish concerts, theatre, pubs, gift shops, and cultural organizations go to IrishMassachusetts.com.
For visitor information check out MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.