We are only 6 days away from the big day..... Are you ready? From the survey results being entered on the website, people really like to see and hear bands. We have a total of 21 bands joining us in the parade this year. That is a record!!!! 
Can't be there on the sidewalk to watch the parade as it goes by?
Catch it on BNN-TV Channel 9 or RCN Channel 15 (the News and Information Channel) during the following dates and times:

Monday - June 8th @ 3:30 pm 
Tuesday - June 9th @ 6:00 pm 
Wednesday -  June 10th @ 11:00 am 
Wednesday - June 10th @ 11:30 pm 
Friday -  June 12th @ 9:00 am
Saturday - June 13th @ 9:30 pm 

Congratulations to the recently crowned 2015 Young Miss Dorchester – Kristina Vo and 2015 Little Miss Dorchester – Georgia Hedderman. We look forward to both of you joining us in a great parade on June 7th.

    Do you love the Dorchester Day Parade? Do you love all the smiling faces you see around you when you watch it? Do you love the music, horses, clowns and dancing... groups? If you answered yes to one of these, then do we have an opportunity for you! The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is looking for people to volunteer on Dorchester Day. Many hands make light work. The parade starts to line up at 10am in Lower Mills between Washington Street, Dorchester Ave and Richmond Street. We can use as much help as we can....this is shaping up to be our biggest parade ever. We can use you for an hour or the day. Contact us at info@dotdayparade.com. We look forward to hearing from you and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your help!

The 2015 Parade of Seniors Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 14th from Noon-3PM. There is free food, free parking, handicap accessible, entertainment and many prizes. Admission is free, but by TICKET ONLY. Seating is limited!!! You MUST complete a registration form and return it with a self-addressed stamp envelope to receive a ticket.  Visit this link for a registration form: http://dotdayparade.com/forms/2015/15ParadeofSeniors.pdf
During the annual Dorchester Day Parade Committee's Annual Kick-Off Meatloaf Dinner held at the First Parish Church, the 2015 Essay Contest winners were announced and awarded their prizes by the Dorchester Reporter. Congratulations to 1st Place winner Richard Tran, 13, from the Boston Latin School and Harnaljia Maya Fenelon, 13, from Mother Caroline Academy. Their winning essay's were on the pros and cons of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics. Thank you to the Dorchester Reporter for sponsoring the event again this year.  
Blasi’s Café/Fat Belly Deli
762 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our fundraiser at Blasi’s for Trivia Night. What better way to show off the luck of the Irish than with great food, drinks, friends, and of course a little friendly rivalry! 

$20 suggested donation, and 50/50 raffles throughout the night.

Donations accepted at the door, or at www.gofundme.com/obrienfordot

The Dorchester Chili Cook-Off returns for its ninth year on March 22nd, at the IBEW Local 103 Hall at 256 Freeport Street from 4-7 PM. 25 entrants representing restaurants, civic associations, youth groups, and community organizations vie annually for bragging rights to be the BEST chili in Dorchester. There is live entertainment plus games and prizes galore. Admission is $20 per person/ $30 for a family up to 4 ($5 each additional child). Proceeds benefit the Dorchester Day Parade.
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee's Little Miss and Young Miss Dorchester Contests are now open!!! Girls between the ages of 7-12 on the day of the contest can enter. Both contests take place on Saturday, May 9th at 11 AM in the First Parish Church, 10 Parish Street. All participants must register and turn in their application by MAY 1st to be eligible. Click here for an entry form with complete details or contact Annissa Essaibi George at (617) 594-1841 or littlemiss@dotdayparade.com. Good Luck to all.
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting an essay contest open to all Dorchester children in the 6th through 8th grades or any 6th through 8th grade student that attends a Dorchester school. The Dorchester Reporter is sponsoring this event with two gift card prizes that will be awarded to the winning essays chosen from a panel of local judges. All students that enter the contest will receive an award certificate. The entry and essay must be postmarked or emailed by March 20, 2015 to be considered for a prize. Click here for an entry form and complete details or contact Ed Geary, Jr. at essay@dotdayparade.com. Good Luck to all.