New Parade staging area.

 

Parade formation will begin at the Greyhound Bus Station at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 11 th Street.  Staging will take place from the bus station and away from Downtown to 26 th Street.  The parade will proceed from the intersection of Liberty and 11 th Streets to Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, where it will turn right.  Proceed on the Boulevard of the Allies to the Reviewing Stand at Stanwix Street, then disburse at Commonwealth Place.

 

Staging area marked in red. See details of the staging area HERE.

Parade route marked in green.

Reminder regarding Parade Rules

The Parade Committee has worked very hard this year to try to curb inappropriate behavior by parade spectators. We've taken this on as a responsibility for the good of the future of our great parade, as well as for you, our parade participants and the families and friends that join us as spectators.

It is in this spirit that we remind you that you MUST follow our parade rules. All parade rules are listed below but we are particularly concerned about these:

  1. Throwing of any items by any parade participant is strictly prohibited. Only curbside distribution will be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to candy and beads.
  2. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be consumed at any time throughout the staging area, along the parade route, or in any vehicle or float.
  3. All groups must march in an orderly and continuous manner. No group is permitted to stop the parade to perform.

All parade entries march as guests of the Parade Committee. If any parade entry is reported to the Parade Chairman as exhibiting negative behavior or violating the parade rules, it will result in a written reprimand and possible suspension from participation in future parades.

We nee YOUR help and cooperation to set a good example as we work with city law enforcement to reduce negative behavior amongst our spectators. If you witness or are subjected to unruly behavior along the parade route, please report it to the nearest police officer.

Together, our entire parade will return to a more civil, family oriented celebration. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Jim Green,

Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade Chairman

Public Parking areas near the parade route.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade Rules

  1. All parade entries march as guests of the Parade committee. If, in the view of a parade marshal or official, a parade entry exhibits negative behavior or violates parade rules, the parade entry may be removed from the Parade.Throwing of any items by marchers or from any vehicle in the Parade route is strictly prohibited. Only curbside distribution will be permitted.Check in time is as follows:
  2. Vehicles 8:30 AMMarch 9:00 AM

  3. The Parade will start PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM.Parade entries will limit the number of vehicles in their group to a maximum of two (2), unless special permission is received from the Parade Committee. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any time, either in the staging area, along the parade route, or in any vehicle or float.All groups must march in an orderly and continuous manner. No group is permitted to stop the parade to perform.All banners and signs must meet with parade committee approval.Elected officials and political candidates marching or riding in the parade, without political signs or promotions, are by invitation only and must comply with all parade committee rules.
  4. All automobiles are to have two (2) marchers, one on each side, larger vehicles including floats must have at least four (4) marchers.

The Rules of the Parade Committee are to insure a safe, happy and orderly parade. Therefore we must have everyone's cooperation. City of Pittsburgh Police will be on hand to enforce all Parade Rules and city laws. Again, we remind you, there is to be no alcohol either at the staging area or on any person or vehicle during the parade route.

Violation of any of these rules could result in your group being asked to leave the parade and/or exclusion from next year's parade.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:

  1. The parade Committee is not responsible for any negligence or damage on your part.
  2. Please remember, do not block exits or entrances for parking lots or buildings. Do not block fire hydrants or handicapped parking spots.
  3. City Police and Parade Marshals are available to assist you. Please cooperate with them.
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