Sunday’s St. Patrick’s parade: Where to park, street closures and parade line-up

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Serving as parade MCs and commentators for Manchester Public TV again this year will be Kathy Staub and Marty Quirk. File Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH – If you’re ready for the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, part 2, then you’ll want to brush up on Sunday’s parade route, which includes road closures and where to park.

As always, the Shamrock Half-Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle will take place over two days, March 25 and 26. The annual parade steps off at noon Sunday, just after the Shamrock Shuffle concludes.

Parking options are cited on the map below and includes metered on-street parking, and several lots and garages.

Meter Enforcement

HALF MARATHON & RELAY RACE DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2023
START TIME: 8:50 a.m.
START/FINISH LINE LOCATION: The common start/finish line is located in front of Veterans Park in Downtown Manchester (723 Elm St) Map of Road Closures for Saturday 3.25

SHUFFLE (2 MILES)RACE DATE: Sunday, March 26, 2023
10:30 a.m. – Stonyfield Organic Lil’ Leprechaun Runs (kids 8 and under, 100 yard fun run)
11 a.m. – Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle
12 p.m. – Manchester Saint Patrick’s Parade
START/FINISH LINE LOCATION: The common start/finish line is located in front of Veterans Park in Downtown Manchester (723 Elm St)Shamrock Shuffle Road Closure Map for Sunday 3.26

26th Annual Saint Patrick’s Parade Line Up 

Sunday, March 26 at noon, Elm Street, Manchester 

Presented by the Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade Committee  

Shamrock Half Marathon and Shuffle Road Closures

Order of March for the 2023 Manchester St. Patrick’s Parade 

  • Grand Marshal: Richard Phelan 
  • Bektash Shriner Clowns and Calliope 
  • Manchester Fire Department Trucks 
  • Barnstead Fire Truck  
  • Police Motorcycles 
  • Manchester Police Department Security Car 


  • American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post 2 Colors 


Sponsored by: Millennium Running 

  • Parade Division Banner 

Sponsor Banner: Strange Brew Tavern 

  • NH Police Association Pipes & Drums 

Banner: Grand Marshal 

  • Parade Grand Marshal – 
  • Limo (Lambert Funeral Home) 
  • Grand Marshal Family 
  • Family Members Trolley 
  • NH Police Association Pipe and Drum vehicle  
  • Manchester Police Mounted Unit 
  • Manchester Police Department Horse Truck and Trailer 
  • Manchester Police Department Bear Cat 

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“Clip” the clown, aka Scott Hodgdom, one of the Bektash Shrine clowns who joined the 2022 festivities. File Photo/Carol Robidoux

Division Green 

Sponsored by: Amoskeag Beverages Parade dedication banner 

  • Ukrainian Community 

Sponsor Banner: Keith Murphy’s Tap Room 

  • AOH Pipes & Drums – Manchester, NH 

Sponsor Banner: Harvey Construction 

  • McGonagle School of Irish Dance  
  • Past Parade Grand Marshals 
  • Vehicle for past GMs 
  • Past Parade Grand Marshals – Limo (Connor-Healy Funeral Home) Banner: Manchester AOH 
  • AOH Colors 
  • AOH Manchester – Rev. William J. Shanahan Division I Banner: Ladies AOH 
  • Ladies AOH – Manchester  
  • LAOH Vehicle- Bob Curran  

Sponsor Banner: Members First Credit Union Memorial High School Marching Band 

  • AOH Pipe Band Vehicle 
  • Redimix Concrete Truck

Division Blue 


Sponsor Banner: Express Med/Apple Therapy West High School Marching Band 

  • NH State Police Drill Team 
  • State Elected Officials  
  • Senator Maggie Hassan 
  • County Sheriff  
  • Congressman Chis Pappas  
  • Manchester Board of Aldermen  
  • Manchester Board of School Committee 

Sponsor Banner: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Gym Dandies Children Circus  

  • Amoskeag Rugby Club 

Sponsor Banner: St. Mary’s Bank 

  • Christine Morrison Dance Academy 
  • Therapy Dogs International  
  • Saint Catherine’s of Sienna School  
  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats mascots Fungo and Slider New Hampshire Fisher Cats Vehicle 

Sponsor Banner: AOH MANCHESTER DIVISION 1 Bishop Guertin High School Marching Band 

  • Bishop Guertin High School Marching Band- vehicle Vehicle-DAV 

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St. Patrick’s Parade 2022

Division White 

Sponsored by: AMR  

  • Parade Division Banner 
  • Manchester Fire Department Vehicle-Engine 4 Sponsor Banner: The Wild Rover 
  • Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band 
  • Manchester Firefighters 
  • Manchester Fireman’s Relief Association, 1953 Pumper Manchester Fire Department vehicles – 2 
  • Candia Fire Department  

Sponsor Banner: GRANITE STATE TIRE & BATTERY Central High School Marching Band 

  • Central High School Marching Band-vehicle Mount St. Mary Academy School 
  • Communication Fire Truck 

Sponsor Banner-Dandido Sauce/The Zoo Amerikids performers  

  • Amerikids Vehicle 
  • Miss New Hampshire Teen (Vehicle) 
  • Miss Manchester Scholarship Program (vehicle) Miss New Hampshire Volunteer (Vehicle) 
  • Mrs NH Prime 
  • Darbster Rescue dogs 

Banner- CDM Smith 

  • McDonough Grimes Irish Dance School- vehicle McDonough Grimes Irish Dance School  
  • Casey Magee’s Leprechaun 
  • Merrimack County Honor Guard 

Sponsor Banner: Cross Insurance  

  • Bedford High School Marching Band 

Sponsor Banner: Socha Companies 

  • Bektash High Rollers

Division Gold 

SPONSORED BY: Lansing Melbourne Group 

  • Parade Division Banner 

Sponsor Banner: Shaskeen Irish Restaurant & Pub New Hampshire Pipes and Drums 

  • New Hampshire Pipes and Drums- vehicle 

Sponsor Banner: Candia Road Brewing 

  • NH Roller Derby 
  • Dandido Sauce/The Zoo Vehicles (2) 
  • Manchester Bears Football 
  • NH Wolves Hurling Club  

Sponsor Banner: Comcast Business Services 

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary High School Marching Band Boy Scout Troop 110/Cub Pack 101- vehicle 
  • Boy Scout Troop 110/Cub Pack 101 
  • Boy Scout Mobile Base Camp- Vehicle 
  • Boy Scout Troop 1776 

Sponsor Banner: Roedel Companies 

  • In The Field Irish Dancers- vehicle 
  • In The Field Irish Dancers 
  • NH Food Bank Vehicle 
  • Hope For New Hampshire Recovery 

Sponsor Banner: Brady Sullivan Properties 

  • Melha Shriners- Go Carts with Ramps 
  • Londonderry Police Department- vehicle 

Sponsor Banner: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport 

  • Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band & Color Guard
  • Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band- vehicle 
  • Manchester Police Department Security Car 

*Banner Carriers- Merrimack High School National Honors Society


About this Author

Carol Robidoux

PublisherManchester Ink Link

Longtime NH journalist and publisher of Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!