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New York St Patrick's Day Parade 2014

Live Stream, Lineup, Route, Start Time, Schedule

5th Avenue, Manhattan, NYC, New York, 17 March, 11.00am


NYC St Patricks Parade

You'll find St Patrick's Day being celebrated with parties and parades in locations scattered around the globe but, outside of Ireland itself, you'll struggle to find anywhere that embraces the festival with half as much enthusiasm as the United States. There are major parades in cities across the country, with particularly large scale events in those places with the highest percentage of Irish expats - mainly Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Jackson, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Scranton, Seattle and Washington DC.

The biggest of all though is reserved for the Big Apple itself, and the people of New York take to the streets in their thousands to watch the famous St Patrick's Day parade down Fifth Avenue, with a veritable cavalcade of marching bands, National Guard soldiers, dignitaries and entertainers playing to an estimated live audience claimed to be up to 3 million!

Anyone who has watched the film Gangs of New York will be aware that the Irish immigrants weren't always so welcome in this city, but those differences all seem to have been well patched up now, so a parade that has incredibly been taking place each year since 1762 can now confidently lay claim to being the largest St Patrick's parade in the world, with a total number of participants estimated to be upwards of 200,000, with some claims putting the total as high as a quarter of a million. The numbers are pretty difficult to comprehend really, but it certainly makes for an exciting event! I'm actually hoping to be in NYC for the parade this year - watch this space!

Parade Route & Schedule


The parade usually takes place on the 17th, St Patrick's Day itself, which is a Monday in 2014, making for a fantastic long weekend!

The parade gets underway at 11.00am local time, and follows a very straightforward route:

Down Fifth Avenue

Past St Patrick's Cathedral

Past the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Irish Historical Society at 83rd Street

Finish at 86th Street

The parade is normally finished by 5pm.

The full lineup for the 2014 parade is available online here:

St Patrick's Parade lineup

Video & Streaming


The event is growing in popularity each year and this is reflected in the increase in streaming options to watch online - just a few years ago the only way to see this parade was to actually attend it.

For 2014 the whole parade is being broadcast live online on the event's official website:

NYC St Patrick's parade live stream

Another interesting alternative is the live streaming webcam that Earthcam have perfectly positioned on Fifth Avenue where you can watch the parade live as well as relive past parades:

Earthcam St Patrick's Stream

There is also the usual wide range of video footage on Youtube, much of which has been shot by people actually visiting the parade so give an excellent perspective of what it would be like to actually be there:

NYC St Patrick's Parade on Youtube

Hotels & Accommodation


If you're in New York for St Patrick's Day then you'll need to get your reservation made as far is advance as possible to get the best prices. You can search and check availability for local hotels here.



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