68th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off

St Patrick's Day Parade

The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade is finally here!  

Thousands of people will be lined along the route from Northampton Street to High Street Sunday. 

The parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. from the KMart Plaza on Route 5, and organizers say it can take up to three hours from the start of the parade until you see the last of the marching contingents.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade route and details

Road closures begin around 11 a.m., and Massachusetts State Police may close Exits 15 or 16 on I-91 if determined necessary.

Parking will be available in the municipal lots downtown on Suffolk and Dwight Streets for $5.

There are also spots to park on the side streets along the parade route, but no parking is allowed along the parade route itself.

The parade route begins on Northampton Street and ends at the intersection of High Street and Hampden Street. 

22News will be marching in the parade. Be on the lookout for your favorite reporter, anchor, or meteorologist! 

The parade excitement all starts Sunday on the CW Springfield at 12 p.m. You can watch the parade on the CW Springfield or online.

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