The 2012 New Haven Connecticut Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at a new time — 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 in New Haven and it is the largest single-day spectator event in Connecticut.
Since the mid-1950’s the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven has become one of New England’s premier Irish events. It is the largest, single-day spectator event in the State of Connecticut. As the 6th oldest parade in the nation, its fame was recognized by the Library of Congress in 1999. This keepsake of New Haven’s Irish community became a national keepsake when the Library of Congress selected the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade as an outstanding example of American folk life.