What to Know: 2019 Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Parade

What to Know

  • Live coverage of the breakfast begins at 10 a.m. on air and online.
  • Live coverage of the parade begins at 12:30 p.m.
  • This year's parade route has been shortened for safety reasons due to the amount of snow on the ground.

Once again this year, necn will offer exclusive, live coverage of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast and Parade starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 17 and continuing until 3 p.m. The breakfast and parade will also be streamed live on and in the necn app.

The St. Patrick's Day Breakfast is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., but the live broadcast will begin at 10. It got its start over a century ago and has grown into a major political gathering over the years. 

The lineup for 118th annual breakfast includes many of the state's most prominent leaders, including Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. It will be hosted by state Sen. Nick Collins at the Flynn Cruiseport at 1 Black Falcon Avenue in South Boston.

The festivities continue after the breakfast with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the city’s most Irish neighborhood, South Boston, starting at 1 p.m. at Broadway Station.

Live coverage of the parade begins at 12:30 p.m.

The parade is organized by the Allied War Veterans' Council of South Boston, and is listed as the second largest in the country, drawing between 600,000 and 1 million people each year.

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