Family-Friendly Zones for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The South Boston CAN Coalition Parade Team will have three Family-Friendly Zones along the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route for families to gather and watch the parade together.  Each zone will have face painting, snacks, and more!

This event is free but registration is required.

Registration begins at 12:30pm on parade day at the Zones.

The Family-Friendly Zone locations:

The Laboure Center

275 West Broadway


The Action Center

424 West Broadway

Action Center

The Old Colony Task Force

The corner of Dorchester and Rev. Burke Streets

Old Colony Task Force


Make Your Home a Family-Friendly Zone!

The mission of the Family-Friendly Zones is to celebrate with pride, respect, and dignity.  This year we invite South Boston residents, that live on and off the parade route, to embrace that mission and prevent public drinking in front of their homes.  In order to accomplish this, the South Boston CAN Coalition Parade Team will be giving out signage that promotes this message to any interested residents, thereby extending the Family-Friendly Zones throughout the neighborhood.

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These signs are available at The Action Center.

For more information contact:

Kay Walsh at (617) 308-1154

Tara Doran at (617) 269-5160 or