Being in Holyoke on St. Patrick’s Parade Day is a must for those from all over Western Massachusetts and CT and VT and NY as well. A fine tradition that continues every March in the City, the Holyoke Saint Patrick’s Parade and Road Race is one of the most celebrated events of the year attracting crowds from near and far. Today, the Irish tradition continues, but it is wrapped in a package that includes all races, creeds and ethnic varieties. This parade is a tribute to the diversity that permeates our society today. Featuring some of the best marching bands & floats, the parade is a glory of sound, color and scenery. Families come year after year, stake out their viewing areas and have a grand old time.