Parade Route and Directions

Parade Route


  • The Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade forms behind the Finley Middle School, Forest Avenue.
  • The Parade moves from the designated formation areas around the Finley Middle School and into Forest Avenue south of Dosoris Lane.
  • It then follows Brewster Street  to School Street.
  • From there it moves into Glen Street
  • It then  follows Glen Street to the end of Parade Route at St. Patrick’s Church, which is located at the corner of Glen Street and Pearsall Avenue.



Parade Directions and Parking

Parking For Parade Participants

There is no parking available at the staging grounds. The school parking areas there are used solely for lining up the marching units and inflating the balloons and, thus, are closed to all vehicles.  There are no exceptions. Convenient parking is available at the Glen Cove Parking Garages on Brewster Street;  free shuttle buses are available from there to the beginning of the parade.  A free shuttle bus is available for marchers from St. Patrick’s Church parking lot at the end of the parade to the staging area.


For Spectators
There are large multilevel parking garages behind the School Street and Glen Street viewing areas of the parade.  The garages on the north of School Street may be entered from Brewster Street and the garages on the south side can be entered from Glen Street or from Highland Road.  Both parking areas give easy access to the School Street and Glen Street viewing areas.  All parking is free.

Directions from Long Island Expressway:

1. Exit at Exit 39, Glen Cove Road.

2. Take Glen Cove Road North.

3. Glen Cove Road crosses the intersection of Rte 25A (Northern Blvd. – Wheatley Plaza,  Pathmark is on the right) and then the intersection of Glen Head Road (the Brookville Diner is on the right).

4. After passing through the intersection with Glen Head Road, Route 107 merges with Glen Cove Road.  Stay to the left.  You will see St. Hyacinth’s Church on the right.  Stay in the left lane and soon after the church you will come to a fork in the road.  Stay to the left and take the left hand fork, which is a bypass into Glen Cove.

5. Route 107 ends opposite the Glen Cove Fire Department.  Turn right, onto Brewster Street and follow Brewster Street to the corner of Doris Lane and Forest Avenue, where the grounds of the Finley Middle School begin, on the left.