The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has released its 2018 schedule of St. Patrick’s Day parades taking place in
The marching season kicks off on Saturday, March 10 with the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and ends on Sunday, March 18, with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Abington,
Boston, Holyoke and Scituate. Also included are details of the Irish parade in . Dublin, Ireland
Since one in five residents of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island claim Irish ancestry, the St. Patrick’s Day season is a chance for visitors to explore the state’s rich ethnic culture, history and heritage.
BITA publishes three issues of Travel & Culture magazine in March, June and November. The free magazine, available at tourism outlets, hotels and cultural venues, focuses on Irish cultural activities in
Massachusetts and the New England states, as well as travel to and from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
For historical context, visit Boston's Irish Heritage Trail.