How do I get there?
As most of the route runs along Market Street, taking the Market-Frankford line to any stop east of City Hall is a solid bet. If you’re coming from South Philly, hop on the Broad Street line and get off at City Hall. City Hall and the surrounding blocks are a hotbed for SEPTA bus stops, too.
If you're coming from South Jersey, take PATCO and get off at 8th and Market for prime access. (Basically, any PATCO stop will leave you in walking distance of the route.) For those coming from the west, many regional rail lines will take you into the city at Suburban Station, conveniently located right at the start of the parade route. There are a number of parking garages in the area, too, for those dead-set on driving.
What should I wear and bring to the parade?
While this winter has basically been pre-spring for months, Philly weather in mid-March typically ranges from high 30s at the low end to low 50s for the high. Don’t ditch your jacket quite yet, but all the extra layers might not be necessary. As with any standing event, comfy shoes are a must, though there is seating at the performance area. But since the route is extremely walkable, you might want to stroll along if the mood is right. Oh, and don’t forget your green attire, from leprechaun hats to novelty eyewear.