Above: Alexander Calder, untitled lithograph, 1968 June 24 through September 24, 2023 Mystic Museum of…
The Mystic Irish Parade (on March 19, 2023 this year) draws over 30,000 spectators a year, beginning at Mystic Seaport Museum and concluding at the Mystic Museum of Art (see route below). Do you have a favorite spot to claim? That might say a little about you and what you’re looking to get out of parade day…
You’re a seasoned parade watcher that probably sets out your lawn chairs by 8am to save an ideal spot along the route.
Wind chill is not a factor for you, a hardy New Englander. You want to be front and center, possibly ready for the perfect photo opp. Parkas, scarf and gloves recommended.
As a member of the Main Street crowd, you’re probably wearing green from head to toe, hat and matching gloves. You might buy a light up clover necklace from the merchandise cart while contemplating which Downtown shops to pop into after the parade.
You’re not bothered by a large crowd…you’re here for it. You might grab a slice from Mystic Pizza before trekking back to your car up Baptist Hill.
map image source: mysticirishparade.org