Fire Up The Green, Orange And White (And A Little Blarney Too)

St. Pat'sFrom the St. Patrick’s Day Committee. Parade route here.

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, the Greater Bridgeport Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Committee will be hosting its 34th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. We are honored to be led by our 2016 Grand Marshal, Alanna Kabel of Bridgeport. The marchers will travel through downtown Bridgeport, beginning at Harbor Yard up Broad Street to Fairfield Avenue and return to Harbor Yard via Main Street.

Our Souvenir Parade Journal will soon go into production and will be distributed on Thursday, March 17, 2016, during our post-parade luncheon at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Our committee would appreciate your consideration of renewing or including your advertisement, tribute or memorial, in our journal.

For your convenience, we have enclosed the Souvenir Journal Insertion order which should be completed and submitted with your artwork and payment. The deadline for the ad is Monday, February 29, 2016. Complete instructions are on the form.

The committee has planned an array of exciting events to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Please join us in downtown Bridgeport on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

8:00 a.m. Mass at Saint Augustine Cathedral celebrated by Most Reverend Frank Joseph Caggiano, S.T.D., D.D. Bishop of Bridgeport

9:15 a.m. Flag raising at City Hall with The Honorable Joseph P. Ganim, Mayor of Bridgeport

10:00 a.m. Grand Marshal’s Breakfast, Grand Ballroom, Bridgeport Holiday Inn *

12:00 p.m. Parade Kick-off with 2016 Grand Marshal, Alanna Kabel

1:30 p.m. Post Parade Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Grand Ballroom, Bridgeport Holiday Inn *

*Breakfast at 10:00 a.m. ($20.00 each); Lunch 1:30, classic corned beef and cabbage meal ($25.00 each). Music and Irish dancers to entertain you at both meals! Reserved seating for tickets purchased prior to Thursday, March 10th only!! Tickets purchased after March 11th will be at a cost of an additional $5 per meal. Seating is on a first come basis. Contact Marilyn Mitchell ( at 203-261-4767 or Patty McDonnell ( at 203-366-2417 OR mail your check to PO Box 9211, Bridgeport, CT 06601. Please make your check out to GBSPDC.



  1. I’ll miss my buddy Tommy Lombard, oh how he loved that St. Patrick’s Day parade, most times we wouldn’t get home until noon the next day. RIP buddy.

  2. *** Everyone loves a parade, especially a parade and holiday-type festivities that include lots of eating and alcohol-type drinking from sunrise ’til sunset, no? And let’s not forget to go to morning mass, wear something green and give up something we like for 40 days of Lent. *** BEST PART OF THIS YEAR’S PARADE IS “NO” MR. GREENJEANS! *** WHOOP ***


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