Dorchester Day Parade

Dorchester Day Parade | June 1

The 110th Dorchester Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 1! Each year, the parade commences on the first Sunday in June. The parade starts at 1pm in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street and Dorchester Avenue. It will then travel along Dorchester Ave to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Ave. The parade route is 3.2 miles. Chief Marshal and the parade committee are proud to announce that the theme for the parade this year is "A Salute to the First Responders!"

 

In addition to the parade, don't miss these two great events:

Senator Linda Dorcena Forry is hosting her Annual Dorchester Day Cookout to kick-off the parade on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills.  >> Read More

Dot Day Parade 10k Cocktails | May 23

Come to Florian Hall at 7pm on May 23 for a night of fun. Help support the efforts of the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. There will be music, entertainment, delicious appetizers and great raffle prizes! One entry in the 10K Drawing with admittance for 2 is $100. However,
general admission into the event is $25. For more info or to purchase tickets, contact 617-909-6451 or dotdayparade10k@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade.

Karaoke Night to Benefit Dot Day Parade | May 10

Mayor of Dorchester Candidate, Erin Murphy, is hosting a Karaoke Night at St. Brendan’s Church in Father Lane Hall, 15 Rita Rd. The event will begin at 7pm and all of the event proceeds will benefit the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. Joey McEarchern is the guest DJ and the cost of admission is $25 at the door. Don't miss this exciting night of fun! For more information, visit dotdayparade.com/events--news.html.

Dorchester Day Parade | June 2nd

Join in the for the 109th annunal Dorchester Day Parade. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue.

The parade route is 3.2 miles.

Little Miss & Young Miss Dorchester 2013 | May 11 (Deadline: May 3)

 

Don't miss the Little Miss & Young Miss Dorchester Contests! The contests will take place on May 11 at 2pm in First Parish Church (10 Parish Street in Dorchester). All girls entering the contest must be: residents of Dorchester, able to participate in the Dorchester Day Parade, able to provide a copy of their birth certificate if they win or are a runner-up, attach their response to one of the offered questions and read/recite it at the day of the contest, 7-12 years old on the day of the contest. For more info, call 617-474-0797 or email littlemiss@dotdayparade.com.

 

The application must be completed and mailed by May 3. APPLICATION ATTACHED!

10K Cocktail$ & Ca$h “GOLDEN GALA" | May 24

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee presents the 10K Cocktail$ & Ca$h Golden Gala 2013. Come out and support the Dorchester Day Parade.

Food

Entertainment

Cash Bar

$10,000 drawing 

April 18th Florian Hall 55 Hallet Street Dorchester

Doors Open at 6pm

For Tickets contact dotparade10k@gmail.com OR Jean Donovan (617) 909-6451 - Lisa Zinck (617) 512-8690

 

The 10k Golden Gala not only continues to honor and support the efforts of the Veterans who re-established the Dorchester Parade but also in a special recognition honoring the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund >> Read More

Little Miss Dorchester & Young Miss Dorchester | apply by May 3d

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The Little Miss Dorchester Contest and the Young Miss Dorchester Contest are events that have been part of the annual Dorchester Day celebrations for decades. They have the shared goal of bringing girls into the annual event to have fun and build confidence in public speaking. This year the contests will both be held at the First Parish Church (10 Parish Street, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, MA) on May 11th, 2:00 p.m.

Link to application - http://bit.ly/LilMissDot
Deadline to apply is May 3, 2013. For additional information on either contest, please contact Annissa George at (617) 474-0797 or email littlemiss@dotdayparade.com.

This year's Dorchester Day Parade is June 2, 2013.
 

Dorchester Chili Cook-Off | March 24

Fiesta! is the theme for this year's annual Chili Cook-Off that will take place from 3pm to 6pm at 296 Freeport Street in Dorchester. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Best of Show, Best Non-Beef, Most Creative Dish, and Best Decorations/Costumes/Spirit. Furthermore, the popular People's Choice award will earn the golden bean pot and bragging rights. Get friends, family and neighbors to attend and vote for their favorite cooks! Admission is $20 per adult OR $30 per family / Additional children are $5 each. Proceeds go to the Dorchester Day Parade. For more info, call 617-265-5397 or email pattiashmont@gmail.com.

Little Miss Dorchester/Young Miss Dorchester | May 5

The Little Miss Dorchester Contest and the Young Miss Dorchester Contest, events that have been part of the annual Dorchester Day celebrations for decades, have the shared goal of bringing girls into the annual event to have fun and build confidence in public speaking. This year the contests will both be held at the First Parish Church (10 Parish Street, Meeting House Hill, Dorchester, MA) on May 5th. The Little Miss Dorchester Contest will begin at 9:30AM, and all girls entering the contest must be residents of Dorchester between the ages of 7-9. Applications are due May 1st, and can be downloaded from the forms section of the Dorchester Day Parade website HERE. >> Read More

Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h | April 26

On April 26th, starting when the doors open at 6:30PM, the Dorchester Day 10K Cocktails and Ca$h will be held at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA). Proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. Tickets cost $100 each and it includes dinner at the drawing. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the parade committee by calling (857) 756-3675, or visit the website at DotDayParade.com

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