In case you missed the memo, the Wahlberg family — mostly known for acting siblings, Mark and Donnie, but also for their successful burger joint in Hingham — are proud Dorchesterites.
The family’s reality show — or docu-series — “Wahlburgers,” used the premiere episode of the its second season to remind viewers of that fact, just in case they weren’t already aware of the Wahlberg clan’s humble beginnings in the Boston neighborhood.
The episode goes on to showcase the tight-knit family meeting up along the route of the Dorchester Day parade, complete with various members detailing what makes the annual event so special to them.
Family matriarch Alma Wahlberg called the parade “a day to celebrate coming from Dorchester, being raised in Dorchester.”
Not to be outdone, Alma’s Academy Award nominated son, Mark, says the parade holds a special place in his heart because every few years it would fall on his birthday. As a child, “I thought the parade was for my birthday,” Mark Wahlberg says wistfully.
The parade, held in June, went on for the 110th time, and followed a 3.2 mile route starting in Lower Mills.
Watch a clip from the episode below, or here .
The show airs on the A&E channel Wednesdays at 10 p.m.