The Greater Manassas Saint Patrick’s Day parade route begins at the intersection of Prescott Avenue and Quarry Road near Old Town Manassas. The route follows Prescott Ave around the corner onto Center Street and continues down Center Street to West Street. The parade crosses in front of the reviewing stand at West and Center Streets. Parade Dispersal begins at the entrance to the Harris Pavilion.

Parking: There are several public parking lots in the Old Town Manassas area. There is additional parking on the site streets along the parade route. Parts of Center Street, Prescott Avenue, and Quarry Road will be closed for the parade and parade lineup. Please do not park on private residential or commercial property as towing is enforced.

Parade Tips & Safety

  • Parade Marshals wearing yellow safety vests will be present throughout the parade route to ensure the parade runs smoothly and safely. Please respect the parade marshals and go to them with questions or concerns. Please kindly follow their instructions.

  • Arrive about an hour early to get make sure you get a good spot to sit or stand along the parade route. Low profile chairs are welcome too. This is especially important if you have children who need a place to sit.

  • Stay out of the roadway and parade processional at all times and keep watch over children and animals. Note: Parade participants are not allowed to throw or drop anything while in the parade processional. They must be handed to spectators.

  • Photos / videos must be taken from the spectator locations along the procession route. Family members and friends of parade participants may not enter the roadway to take photographs.

  • There is an active railroad near the parade route. Use caution when driving over or walking across designated highway-rail grade crossings. Never park, idle, stand, or take photos on or near the rails. Do not cross the tracks at unauthorized locations.