Hartford and New Haven plan St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend. Hartford’s is Saturday, March 10, and the New Haven parade is Sunday, March 11.
The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee sponsors Hartford’s 41st annual parade starting at 11:00 a.m.. It begins near the State Capitol, down Capitol Avenue to Main Street, left on Main, left on Asylum, and left on Ford before ending by the Memorial Arch.
Some road closings are planned along the parade route, starting at 10:30 a.m. Capitol Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Main to Broad; Main Street, between Capitol and Church; Asylum,. between Main and Spruce; Ford Street will be closed to Trinity Street; Trinity Street, between Ford and Capitol. Traffic on the Conlin Whitehead Highway will be detoured off at the Columbus Boulevard exit. Streets will reopen about 3 p.m.
New Haven’s parade, which considers itself the oldest in the nation, steps off from Derby Avenue and Chapel Street at 1:30, heading east on Chapel Street to Church Street, north on Church to Grove Street, and east on Grove Street to Orange Street. It’s expected to last three hours.
New Haven city officials announced street closings in connection with the parade. All these streets will be closed from 11 a.m. until the parade has passed: Norton, between George and Edgewood; Derby, between Norton and Chapel; Winthrop, between George and Edgewood; Sherman Avenue between North Frontage Road and Edgewood; Chapel, between College Street and Ella Grasso Boulevard, and Grove Street, between Church and Orange. Chapel Street between Church and College will close starting at 1 p.m., and Church Street will close between Chapel and Grove starting at 6 a.m.