Is there a better place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than Boston, a city with such incredibly deep Irish-American roots and pride? We really don’t think so, and we invite you to choose the Inn at Hastings Park in nearby Lexington, Massachusetts as your well-appointed home base for enjoying Bean Town’s nationally famous St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
It’s believed that Boston actually hosted the very first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in North America, way back in 1737. In 1901, the St. Patrick’s Day parade moved to South Boston, the event coming to mark not only the Irish-culture celebration but also Evacuation Day. That’s the official holiday that commemorates the expulsion of British troops from the city on March 17, 1776—the very first victory for General George Washington and his Continental Army, which successfully held Dorchester Heights during the Siege of Boston.
The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade, presented by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, will take place on Sunday, March 17th, stepping off on West Broadway and ending at Dorchester Avenue. From Broadway itself to Thomas Park, there are many good vantages to enjoy the proceedings, which include pipe bands, floats, fire trucks, and other pageantry.
This ranks among the most iconic celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S.: Come experience it for yourself this year!
Choose the Inn at Hastings Park for Your Boston St. Patrick’s Day Experience
Situated only 15 miles outside of Downtown Boston, the Inn at Hastings Park makes the perfect St. Patrick’s Day H.Q. Our guest rooms and suites provide elegant, upscale accommodations within the comfortable embrace of our historic boutique hotel, the only Relais & Châteaux property in the Boston area.
When you’re not cheering along the sidelines of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, relax in style at the Inn, enjoying exquisite on-site cuisine at our Town Meeting Bistro, dinner parties via our Supper Club series, sightseeing outings and other Featured Experiences, and so much more.
But don’t wait too long to lock down your Inn at Hastings Park accommodations for St. Patrick’s Day 2024: That famous holiday parade in South Boston will be happening before you know it! Treat yourself to Relais & Châteaux hospitality in the Birthplace of American Liberty, and enjoy our close proximity to some of the best-known St. Paddy’s Day festivities in the country!