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Celebrating the Neighborhood: Dorchester Day Parade

Here are 5 Things To Know About the Dorchester Day Parade

Start & Finish:
The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue. The parade route is 3.2 miles.  The parade is on Sunday, June 2nd.

Chief Marshal:
John Schneiderman, the president of Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association will be this year’s chief marshal!  Make sure to look for him leading the parade! A special banquet in his honor will be held on Fri., May 31, at Florian Hall with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 888-734-2356.

One to Watch – DotOUT:
Be on the look out for the this crowd pleasing float. From the Price is Right to Rainbow Regatta, DotOUT does not disappoint! A little birdie told us this year’s float theme is “Rainbow Resistance” and will include neon, confetti, glitter and camo.

Rolling Party & Pols:
Enjoy the party – from bagpipers to steel drums, the Dorchester Day Parade is a party on the move! In addition to marching bands and festive floats, there will also be lots of politicians! The official Son of Dorchester, Mayor Marty Walsh will be marching proudly through the streets of his hometown. Also be on the lookout for City Councilor Frank Baker, City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, State Rep. Dan Cullinane, State Rep.Daniel Hunt, and more!

Street Closures:
The Dorchester Day Parade starts at Dorchester Avenue at Adams Street in Lower Mills and will travel Dorchester Avenue to Columbia Road. This portion of Dorchester Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to 10 AM. In addition, temporary “Tow Zone, No Stopping” parking regulations will be in effect as follows:

Dorchester Avenue, from Pierce Square to Columbia Road

Adams Street, from Pierce Square heading south to the Milton Line

Richmond Street, from Morton Street to Adams Street

Butler Street, from Adams Street to Richmond Street.

Bonus:
Lace up your sneakers! Register for the Project D.E.E.P & Blarney Stone Dorchester Day 5K. Race starts and ends at the Blarney Stone on Sunday, June 2nd 12:30pm start. Registration begins at 11am. You can also register online! Cookout immediately following!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

Comments

  1. For folks not in the know (like me) and because Google Maps doesn’t have this location: Pierce Square appears to be the Dorchester Ave/Adams St/Washington St intersection in Lower Mills, Dorchester.