HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The return of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade began at an earlier time this year at 11:10 a.m. Sunday from Kmart Plaza.

The 69th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade kicked off at 11:10 a.m. from Kmart Plaza on Route 5/Northampton Street. It is 2.65 miles long and can take up to three hours to end on High Street. 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

  • North on Northampton Street
  • Right turn onto Beech Street
  • Right onto Appleton Street
  • Left onto High Street
  • Ending on intersection of High and Hampden Streets

Police are asking the public to act responsibly and remember, “if you see something, say something.”


Springfield Mayor Sarno will join with city officials, and the Springfield Police Department contingent to march in the annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. “Irish eyes are smiling!  It will be good to once again march in the annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade and enjoy all the celebrations that follow.  I am looking forward to joining with our Springfield Police Department and marching in this year’s parade!  Sláinte!”