St. Patrick’s Day Parade Being Held March 20

The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke is thrilled to announce that after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the 69th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, March 20th.

The Parade will air live at noon on WWLP-22News and be live-streamed on, but two significant changes will also be made:
• The location of the television broadcast will move to Beech Street on the Holyoke High side, and…
• The Parade will step-off earlier from the former Kmart Plaza.

“The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke is excited to finally present the 69th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade on March 20, 2022,” said 2020-2022 Parade President, Marc Joyce. “The Committee and WWLP are also eager to offer our television and online viewers a different viewing experience. The sight of thousands of marchers, bands, floats and colleens as they come down the great hill of Beech Street will provide an even more spectacular shot for WWLP’s cameras.”

In order to arrive at Holyoke High School in time for the noon broadcast, the Parade will step-off at approximately 11:10 a.m. from the former Kmart Plaza. Parade spectators who usually watch the event along Northampton Street will need to note the earlier start time. The parade’s website,, will provide all the details regarding the time change and parade route.

22News Anchors Rich Tettemer and Taylor Knight, along with Hayley Dunn from the Parade Committee, will serve as Parade hosts, and 22News Anchor Don Shipman will provide interviews from the Parade route with participants and bystanders throughout the coverage.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade

In addition to the Parade on March 20th, the 45th St. Patrick’s Road Race will be held on Saturday, March 19th.

WWLP-22News may be viewed over-the-air on channel 22.1, on Comcast channels 5 & 822, on Charter channels 9 & 787, and on DirecTV channel 22.

WWLP-22News, a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. station, is an NBC affiliate providing local news, network, syndicated, and local programming to western Massachusetts. The station also provides superior digital breaking news and weather coverage through its website and on all mobile devices. WWLP 22.2 is the home of The CW Springfield. In addition to The CW network programming, 22News airs each evening at 10 p.m.

Read coverage from WWLP here and join us for Holyoke’s biggest homecoming!

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