Manchester NH St. Patrick's Day Parade Featured in
New Hampshire hosts loads of exciting events to honor the Irish patron saint, but Manchester takes the cake when it comes to St. Patrick's Day parades. The city boasts an unparalleled community celebration, drawing thousands and thousands of fans to Elm Street Downtown.
Manchester St. Pats Parade starts at the north end of Elm Street, with vibrant marching units assembling between Webster Street and Salmon Street. The show lasts from around 11 am to noon, and the shuttle service operates as early as 10 am. Yet, time and route are subject to change, so stay tuned for news and announcements on the official website (see External Resources below).
Manchester NH St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place in late March, more than a week after the actual holiday. The organizers say the reason is a tough competition, as St. Patrick's Day is celebrated pretty much throughout the states. Besides, St. Paddy's has long become a festive period rather than a single day, so why not stretch it out a bit more?
When the street party is over, you can continue merrymaking in dozens of local pubs and bars, offering varied flavors and gallons of Guinness. There's no need to roam far to find a place, as some of the best gathering points in Manchester are situated on the same Elm Street, say Murphy's Taproom or The Pint Public House. Also, you may want to check out Firefly American Bistro & Bar on Concord Street. So dress up in green, let your hair down, and have fun.