Dorchester Day Parade: Group celebrates Boston’s largest neighborhood


Dorchester Avenue was hopping Sunday afternoon — full of children chasing bubbles, musicians sounding off and residents displaying off their neighborhood delight for the 118th Dorchester Day Parade.

“I love it when you can see the community out like this,” stated Issac Brown, carrying a Dorchester shirt and narrowly lacking a stream from a water gun on a celebration bus driving by. … “I’ve lived around here for decades and been out for the parade almost every year. People are always excited to come out, bring the kids, gather with the neighbors.”

Dorchester Day, marked on the primary Sunday in June, started in 1904 as a celebration of the founding of Dorchester on Savin Hill in 1630 and was adopted by the primary parade in 1905. Dorchester is Boston’s largest and one of the various neighborhoods.

The present day parade winds a 3.2 mile path alongside Dorchester Ave. main as much as Savin Hill via early Sunday afternoon.

The parade was led by a bunch together with Mayor Michelle Wu and and the parade’s 2024 Chief Marshall Jeffrey Buckley. Younger Miss Dorchester Isabella Robbins and Little Miss Dorchester Nicole Adkins — snacking idly as she waved from her perch — adopted behind.

The parade featured quite a lot of floats and performers, from politicians, to the Dorchester Meals Co-op, to the Boys and Women Membership of Dorchester’s fiftieth anniversary float, to the Mather College’s 385th anniversary float.

“You’re smashing it!” hollered Billy Walters as brass band blared by.

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