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 4th.

Chief Marshal:
James T. Murphy from Murphy’s Funeral 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 Thursday, at Florian Hall, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7.  Also honored at this event is the Mayor of Dorchester, Lily Rose Valore!

One to Watch – Dorchester Brewing:
Be on the lookout for this crowd-pleasing float by Dorchester Brewing Co. They always have a fun and festive theme!

Street Closures:
The Dorchester Day Parade starts at Dorchester Avenue at Adams Street in Lower Mills and will travel from 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.

Run the Dorchester Day 5K

Join the Dorchester Running Club and the Blarney Stone and run the Dorchester Day 5k!  The race begins and ends at the Blarney Stone (1505 Dot Ave) and is an out-and-back down Dot Ave towards Lower Mills, turning around in front of the Carney Hospital. T-Shirt will be available to the first 100 registrants!

Pre-Race Entry Fee: Adults $30/Children 11 and under $15
Day of Race Entry Fee: Adult $35/ Children 11 and under $20

Each registration includes a wristband for the post-race BBQ at the Blarney Stone! Additional wristbands and DRC swag will be available the day of. You can register here! 

Read our History Lesson on the Dorchester Day Parade

One Comment

  1. Cathy Armer June 3, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

    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.

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