How to Watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2023
Our TV experts tell you how to watch the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade live and even for free.
Readers, without too much ado, we present our 99% blarney-free guide on how to watch the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day parade on NBC this Friday, March 17, 2023.
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What is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
Originally a feast honoring one of Ireland’s three patron saints, St. Patrick’s Day—thanks to Irish immigrants to America—is now an excuse for binge drinking and non-consensual pinching (if you don’t wear green). Oh, and a massive parade featuring both activities above, plus Irish music, dancing, and comically large leprechaun balloons.
The most significant US-based St. Patrick’s Day parade—the one you wanna watch—happens in New York City (which must seriously irritate Bostonians). And as previously mentioned, it airs on NBC this Friday, March 17, 2023.
How to watch the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day parade on cable
Virtually every cable and satellite TV provider carries NBC, so if you have Xfinity, Optimum, DISH Network, or another TV provider, you’re ready to watch the parade on live TV (or set a DVR timer).
How to stream the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day parade live
Similarly, most live TV streaming services carry your local NBC affiliate. But if your NBC station isn’t showing the New York parade, you can stream it on NBC New York’s website and YouTube channel. The parade also streams on Peacock’s New York News channel.
How to stream the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day parade free
Live TV streaming service free trial lengths
|YouTube TV||14 days|
|DIRECTV STREAM||5 days|
Data as of post date.
Over-the-air (OTA) TV antennas
OTA TV antennas aren’t free—but the channels are free forever after you purchase the device. The Mohu Leaf Plus costs less than $50 on Amazon, is easy to install, and picks up all your local channels and subchannels within a 60-mile radius.
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