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New Haven 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Guide

Written by Sean Henri

New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade
Born in New Haven on March 17, 1842, the Greater New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has become Connecticut’s largest single day spectator event, and is currently the 6th oldest parade in the nation. Be sure to stop downtown from 1pm to 4pm for one of the best parades in the northeast!

Here’s a quick guide to some of the best post-parade entertainment in the area:

Anna Liffey’s | 17 Whitney Avenue |
The best pint and the oldest pub in New Haven. Doors open at 9am . Come in for breakfast for a bit of ‘soakage’ before you start your day of drinking. The tent is bigger this year and the entrance will be located on Grove Street.
In the tent:
3pm – AlternaTrad
6:30pm – The Mickey Finn’s Band
Both bands are out of NYC and play fast paced rocking Irish music. The best corned beef sold all day!!
(203) 773-1776

Christopher Martins | 860 State Street |
Pre-parade breakfast buffet from 9am to 12 noon and then join us after the parade for The Irish DJ, corned beef and cabbage sandwiches. Truly a New Haven Original.
(203) 776-8835

The Playwright | 144 Temple Street |
Doors Open at 9am.
Live Irish Music with Danny Quinn @ 11AM
Join us after the Parade for Londons Hottest Celtic Rock Band “The Bible Code Sundays” fronted by Ronan Mc Manus (brother of Elvis Costello) 2- 6PM.
(203) 752-0450

Christy’s | 261 Orange Street |
2-5pm in the stage tent outside
The Allen Gogarty Band
5-8:30pm in the stage tent outside
McLean Avenue
8 until close inside
The Dammy Bhoys

Landsdowne Bar & Grill | 179 Crown Street |
Pipes and Drumbs, Step Dancers, Mean Carlene playing live and DJ’s through out the day.

About the author

Sean Henri

Sean is the founder and editor of The Connecticut Weekender, and CEO and Founder of Pepperland Marketing. He's a lifelong CT resident and frequently blogs about the outdoors, beer, food, family life and small business in CT. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanHenri.

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