Brandon King, defensive back for the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, will lead this year’s Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade as the Grand Marshal! He’ll be joined by the team mascot, Pat Patriot, to delight kids and encourage fans to “make some noise” along the route! The 12th annual St. Pat’s parade takes place on Saturday, March 4 at 11 AM on Route 28 in Yarmouth.
Dozens of marching bands and pipe and drum units from on and off Cape will anchor the festivities, along with floats, Irish Step Dancers, Clydesdales, antique cars and family friendly entertainment. Among the bands are the Boston Police Gaelic Column, the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, and the James Connolly Flute Band from Glasgow, Scotland.
The route begins at Bass River Sports World at the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Route 28 in South Yarmouth and follows Route 28 west over the Parker’s River Bridge. The approximately two-mile route will end at the Town ’n Country Motel.
The celebration will continue after the parade at dozens of restaurants and establishments throughout Yarmouth. Complimentary trolleys will run up and down Route 28 from 3 until 7 PM, courtesy of the Yarmouth Restaurant Association. And the Yarmouth Police Department will activate Operation Save Drive Home by offering free taxi service from 7 PM until 1 AM. Any citizen who needs a safe ride home from a Yarmouth-licensed liquor establishment should call Town Taxi directly at 508-775-5555.
The parade is sponsored in part by the Town of Yarmouth's Tourism Fund. Stay up-to-date on parade festivities at facebook.com/capestpatsparade.