The NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2024 steps off this Saturday morning, March 16.

The NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The parade is held annually on March 17th at precisely 11:00 am in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, and of the Archdiocese of New York. 

(On years when March 17 falls on a Sunday, the parade is held on March 16 instead.)

Approximately 150,000 people march in the parade which draws about 2 million spectators.

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been run entirely by volunteers, many of whom come from generations of families dedicated to the organization of the parade. It takes months of preparation and countless hours to run the world’s oldest and largest parade. 

Can I march with my county in the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade?

If you would like to march with your county in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade, you are encouraged to reach out to your county organization, most of whom have websites or social media pages you can contact. The order that the counties march in the parade is different each year. (The 2024 line of march is available below and on the parade's website.)

Marchers should be aware of the parade's marching guidelines, which are available here. Business dress code is required - green hats, sneakers, or other “oddball dress” is not permitted. Strollers and service dogs are permitted when marching, but pets are not.

What time does the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade start and end?

The Parade starts exactly at 11 am EST and ends at approximately 4:30 pm.

Where does the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade begin and end?

The Parade begins on 5th Avenue at 44th Street. It ends on 5th Avenue uptown at 79th Street.

Will the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade be canceled due to bad weather?

The Parade has not been canceled due to bad weather, although organizers do note that the Parade has marched in a variety of meteorologic conditions that have included various examples of inclemency.

How can I watch the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade in person?

Anywhere along 5th Avenue will give visitors of the Parade a fine location to experience the Parade. Organizers recommend that if you prefer to stand as close to 5th Avenue as possible, then the earlier you get there, the better. By order of the NYPD, there are no portable restrooms set up along the Parade route.

How can I watch the NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade from home?

Live coverage of the 263rd NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade will be exclusively offered by NBC 4 New York on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am through 3 pm on WNBC, on, and the NBC 4 App. 

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade will also be available for a national audience through the station’s 'NBC New York News' streaming channel. 'NBC New York News' is also available for international audiences on some streaming platforms; click here for a step-by-step guide to accessing the streaming channel.

NYC Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2024 line of march

Fifth Avenue, 44th to 45th Street

  • Muskego High School Marching Band, Muskego, WI
  • Grand Marshal - Margaret ‘Maggie’ C. Timoney
  • New York County: Msgr. Donald Sakano 
  • Bronx County: Jack (John) McCarrick 
  • Queens County: Bridget A. Rush-Hernandez 
  • Kings County: JoAnn Gunderson 
  • Richmond County: Yvonne F. Sheehan 
  • Westchester County: Margaret A. “Peggy” Flynn 
  • Nassau County: Paul R. Doud 
  • Suffolk County: Rev. Henry W. Reid 
  • Rockland County: Sean M. Walsh 
  • Orange County: Donald J. (Don) Higgins 
  • United Irish Counties: Michael J. O’Reilly 
  • Grand Council of United Emerald Societies: Edward T. Cetnar 
  • Knights of Saint Patrick: Shelia R. Clancy-McCarthy 
  • Aide at Large: Treasa C. Goodwin-Smyth 
  • Archdiocese of NY Aide: William E. Whiston 
  • Police Department of NYC Dep. Inspector William J. Gallagher 
  • Fire Department of NYC Lt. John J. Meara

10:45 am - West 44th Street (5th Ave - No. 44)

  • Mayor Eric Adams / Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban  
  • New York City Police Department Marching Band 
  • Police Department, NYC Holy Name Society
  • Police Department, Emerald Society Pipes & Drums 
  • Police Department, NYC Emerald Society 
  • F.O.P. Band, Lodge 275
  • NY Police Department, NYC Retirees 
  • Xaverian High School Pipes and Drum Corp (Line up West 43rd behind 69th Reg)
  • City Council and public officials, City of New York (Line up 5th Ave. West side b/t 43-44 St)
  • New York State Police Pipe Band (Line up West 43rd behind 69th Reg)
  • Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor, State of New York (Line up West 43rdbehind 69th Reg)
  • New York State Police Superintendent Col. Steven James
  • New York State Courts Pipes and Drums (Line up West 43rd St. behind State Police)
  • New York State Courts Emeralds Society
  • N.J. Field Music (Line up West 43rd Behind NYS Courts)
  • Veteran Corps of Artillery Color Guard (Line up West 43rd Behind NYS Courts)
  • Irish-American Legislators Society of New York State (Line up on 5th Ave. West side b/t 43-44 St)
  • Ad Hoc Congressional Committee for Irish Affairs (Line up on 5th Ave. West side b/t 43-44 St)
  • U. S. Congress and other State and Federal Officials (Line up on 5th Ave. West side b/t 43-44 St)

10:45 am - West 44th Street (No 50 - 6th Ave)

  • Port Authority Police Emerald Society Irish War Pipe Band (Line up West 43 rd Behind NYS Courts)
  • Port Authority Police Emerald Society (Line up West 43 rd Behind NYS Courts)
  • Aer Lingus, Ireland’s Airline
  • Randolph Macon Academy Band (Line up West 43 rd 10:45 am)
  • United Irish Counties Association of New York (Line up West 43 rd 10:45am)
  • Dover Plains High School Band, Dover Plains, NY (Line up West 43 rd 10:45am) 
  • County Mayo Society of New York (Line up West 43 rd 10:45 am)
  • Sussex Tech "Raven Nation" Marching Band, Georgetown, DE (Line up West 43 rd 10:45 am)
  • County Tipperary N & B Association of New York (Line up West 43 rd 10:45 am)

11:15 am - E 44th Street (5th Ave. – Madison Ave) 

11:30 am - East 44th Street (Madison Ave – Vanderbilt Ave)

  • Woodbridge Senior High School Army JROTC, Woodbridge, VA  
  • West Point Pipes and Drums, USMA West Point, NY 
  • LAOH Orange County Board
  • Roisin Dubh Irish Pipe Band, NY 
  • LAOH Suffolk County Board  
  • Saffron United Pipe Band, LI 
  • AOH Suffolk County Board and Division 2  
  • CBA Lincroft Pipe Band, NJ 
  • New York LaSalle Academy Alumni, NY  
  • Uniondale Marching Knights, Uniondale High School NY 
  • Catholic Health System, Long Island, NY  
  • Knights of Columbus Pipe Band, Columbus Council No. 126 
  • AOH Kings County Board and Division 35 
  • LAOH Kings County Board and Division 6

11:40 am - West 45th Street

  • FDNY Color Guard 
  • FDNY Banner  
  • Emerald Society Pipe Band Color Guard 
  • Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh & Chief of Department John J. Hodgens 343 Honor Company 
  • Seaford High School Marching Band
  • Fire Department NYC Holy Name Society (A)  
  • Franklin High School Marching Band, Franklin, TN 
  • Fire Department NYC Holy Name Society (B)  
  • Westchester County Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band 
  • FDNY Emerald Society (A) 
  • FDNY Emerald Society (B)  
  • EMS Pipes and Drums (FDNY) 
  • FDNY E.M.S. Emerald Society
  • *ONLY FDNY PERSONNEL IN UNIFORM ARE AUTHORIZED TO MARCH AND LINE UP IN THIS BLOCK. Out of town Firefighters MUST obtain approval from Parade to participate OTHERWISE They MUST line up at 4:00 PM East 48th Street between 5th and Madison, after Grand Council of United Emerald Societies*
  • Clan Na Vale Pipe Band, NJ 
  • AOH Fr. Mychal Judge Division 1, Jersey City, NJ  
  • New York University (NYU) Pipes and Drums, NYC 
  • Emerald Guild Society (Irish Building Managers of NYC)

12:00 pm - East 45th Street (5th Ave – Madison Avenue)

12:15pm - East 45th Street (Madison & Vanderbilt Avenues)

  • Governor Livingston High School Highlander Marching Band, Berkeley Heights, NJ 
  • International Union of Operating Engineers 
  • James Connolly, Irish American Labor Coalition  
  • Iona University Pipe Band, New Rochelle, NY 
  • Iona University Gaelic Society 
  • Iona University Alumni Association, NY  
  • Johns Creek High School Marching Band, Johns Creek, GA 
  • County Kildare Association of New York  
  • Ulster County A.O.H. Pipes and Drums & Honor Guard 
  • County Clare P.B. & S. Association of New York  
  • Manhattan College Pipe & Drum Band 
  • Manhattan College Gaelic Society

12:40 pm - West 46th Street (5th Ave. – No 50.)

  • NYC Correction Department Emerald Society Pipe Band 
  • NYC Correction Department Emerald Society  
  • Suffolk County Police Dept Emerald Pipe Band 
  • Suffolk County Police Dept. Emerald Society  
  • New York Ancients Fife & Drum Corps 
  • Council of Gaelic Societies of New York  
  • Young Colonials Fife & Drum, Carmel, NY 
  • Parents and Students, Irish Dancing and Music Association of North America  
  • Rockland PD Emerald Society Pipes & Drum Corp, Piermont, NY 
  • Friends of Ireland, Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital  
  • Pipes and Drums, Police Emerald Society of Westchester 
  • Police Emerald Society of Westchester  
  • NYC Sanitation Dept Emerald Society Pipe Band 
  • Sanitation Dept. City of New York Emerald Society  
  • AmerScot Highland Pipe Band 
  • Marist College Gaelic Society  
  • The Sword of Light Pipe Band (Local 3 IBEW) 
  • Irish American Baseball Society  
  • Breezy Point Catholic Club Pipes & Drum, Queens, NY 
  • Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, New York 
  • St. Anthony’s High School Band, Queens, NY 
  • St Francis Preparatory High School, Queens, NYC

1:00pm - West 46th Street (No 50 – 6th Ave) 

  • New York State Correction Pipe Band 
  • New York State Correction Department Emerald Society  
  • Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band 
  • Nassau County Police Emerald Society  
  • Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe and Drum Corps 
  • Catholic War Veterans  
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Pipe Band, Local 21, NY 
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 21, NY  
  • Northport Pipe and Drum Band, Long Island, NY 
  • Quinnipiac University Alumni Association of New York  
  • Valley Forge Military Academy and College Marching Band, PA 
  • Catholic Education, The Archdiocese of New York, Dr. Michael Deegan, Superintendent  Cardinal Spellman High School Band 
  • Cardinal Spellman High School 
  • U.S. Navy Honor Guard - US Naval Submarine School “Silver Dolphins”, Groton, CT 
  • U.S. Navy Operations Center New York, Fort Schuyler, The Bronx 
  • U.S. Navy New York Recruiting District 
  • U.S. Marine Corp Reserve, Marine Corp District New York 
  • U.S. Coast Guard, The Port of New York  
  • Kaukauna High School Marching Band, Kaukauna, WI 
  • An Garda Síochána, IRELAND

1:20 pm - East 46th Street (5th Ave - Madison Avenue)

  • Comsewogue High School Band Port Jefferson Station, NY 
  • BZH New York, The Association of Bretons in New York 
  • Suffolk County Firefighters Emerald Society  
  • St. Edmund's Pipes & Drums 
  • Sober St Patrick’s Day, NY  
  • Slippery Rock High School Marching Band, PA 
  • Lambton Firefighter College Canada  
  • Park Ridge High School Band, NY 
  • Suburbanettes Twirlers, MA  
  • Lia Fail Pipe & Drums, NJ 
  • Irish Northern Aid  
  • Richmond County Pipes, Staten Island, NY 
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, NY 
  • New York Celtic Medical Society  
  • Local 163 I.B.E.W. Pipes and Drums 
  • N.Y.C. Dept. of Parks  
  • Amityville High School Band, Long Island 
  • Friends of Erin, Montauk, NY  
  • Ossining High School Band, Ossining, NY 
  • Molloy University Gaelic Society, Long Island, NY

1:40 pm - East 46th Street (Madison & Vanderbilt Avenues)

  • Our Lady of Peace Lynbrook, Long Island NY 
  • Basilica of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral 
  • St Peter’s Preparatory High School, NJ  
  • Cardinal Hayes High School Band 
  • Cardinal Hayes High School 
  • 88th Brigade New York Guard  
  • Bearden High School Band, Knoxville, TN 
  • Dominican Academy, Manhattan, NYC  
  • St Ann’s of Hampton Pipes & Drum, NJ 
  • Mount St Vincent University, Riverdale, Bronx, NY  
  • American Celtic Pipe Band 
  • Notre Dame Alumni Society of New York  
  • Arab High School Marching Band, Arab, AL 
  • Power Memorial Academy Alumni Association, NY  
  • Onteora High School, Boiseville, NY 
  • Myles Scully Div 1 AOH Westchester Co  
  • Screaming Eagle Marching Band Middletown, NJ 
  • All Hallows High School, NY  
  • Memorial High School West New York, NJ 
  • Irish Business Organization (I.B.O.) 
  • Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dancing

2:00pm - West 47th Street (5th Ave - No 50)

  • Inis Fada Gaelic Pipe Band, Long Island, NY 
  • Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens  
  • Nutmeg Volunteer Junior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps 
  • St Saviour High School, Brooklyn, NY  
  • Thompson High School Band, Alabama 
  • Regis High School Gaelic Society, NYC  
  • Maria Regina High School Band, Hartsdale, NY 
  • Maria Regina High School Students & Alumni, Hartsdale, NY 
  • Saint Barnabas High School, Bronx, NY  
  • Bishop Hendrickson High School Band, Warwick, RI 
  • Providence College Alumni Society of New York  
  • Glor Na nGael Pipe Band, Lynbrook, NY 
  • AOH & LAOH New York State Boards 
  • AOH Queens County Board and Divisions No. 14, & 21

2:15pm - West 47th Street (No. 50 – 6th Avenue)

  • Stratford High School Band, CT 
  • LAOH Queens County Board and Divisions 13, 15 & 25  
  • I.B.E.W. Local 25 Pipe Band, NY 
  • AOH Nassau County Board 
  • AOH Nassau County, Division 3, & 11  
  • Tara Pipes & Drums, Massapequa, LI 
  • AOH Nassau County Division 15  
  • Irish Thunder Pipe Band 
  • AOH Nassau County Division 17 
  • AOH Nassau County Division 20  
  • Ambridge Area High School Band, Ambridge, PA 
  • LAOH Nassau County Board  
  • Staten Island Pipers Association, Pipe Band 
  • AOH Staten Island County Division 1 
  • LAOH Staten Island County Division 4  
  • Christian Brothers Academy Pipes & Drums, Lincroft, NJ 
  • AOH Bronx County Board and Divisions 3 & 4,

2:30pm - East 47th Street (5th Ave – Madison Ave)

  • Neptune High School Marching Band, NJ 
  • AOH New York County Board & Divisions 1, 2, 3, 7 & 9 
  • LAOH New York County Board and Division 29  
  • Blackthorn Bagpipe Band 
  • AOH Westchester County Board Men 
  • AOH Westchester County Board & Division 18 
  • LAOH Westchester County Board  
  • Edward V. Larkin Memorial Pipe Band, Rockland County, NY 
  • AOH Rockland County Board 
  • LAOH Rockland County Board and Division 3  
  • N.Y.C. Carpenters Pipe & Drums Band 
  • New York Minor Board G.A.A.  
  • County Tyrone Society Pipe Band 
  • County Tyrone Society of New York  
  • Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, NY 
  • Saint John’s University Gaelic Society

2:45pm - East 47th Street (5th Ave - Madison Ave)

  • Bishop Molloy High School Pipe and Drums 
  • Clan na Gael, NY  
  • Maritime College Band, State University of New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler 
  • Maritime Emerald Society, S.U.N.Y. Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, The Bronx, NY 
  • North Babylon High School, LI, NY 
  • County Sligo S&B Association of New York  
  • The East Paulding Raider Brigade Marching Band, East Paulding High School, Dallas, GA 
  • US Customs Emerald Society

2:55pm - West 48th Street (5th Ave - No 50) 

3:10pm - West 48th Street (No 50- 6th Ave) 

3:15pm - East 48th Street (5th Ave – Madison Ave) 

3:30pm - East 48th Street (Madison Ave – Park Ave)

  • Port Richmond High School Band, SI 
  • American Irish Teachers Association  
  • Transit Pride Pipe & Drum Band, NYC 
  • NYC Transit Emeralds Society 
  • MABSTOA Emerald Society NY 
  • Telephone & Communications Emerald Society  
  • Northgate High School Viking Marching Band, Newnan, GA 
  • Con Edison Emerald Society 
  • NYC Board of Education Emerald Society  
  • New Utrecht High School Band, NY 
  • Tri-Boro Bridge and Tunnel Emerald Society 
  • *Brehon Law Society, NY 
  • MTA Police Ceremonial Unit
  • MTA Police Emerald Society 
  • Grand Council of United Emerald Societies