St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th, and many towns at the Jersey Shore celebrate it with parades. Here is an overview of these events in 2014:
The first, and one of the largest in New Jersey, is the Belmar St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 2nd. Starts at 12pm on Main St, and there’s a big after party outside at Bar A!
Another big parade takes place in Seaside Heights on March 8th. You can join the enthusiastic crowds on the Boulevard for a fun-filled Irish parade with bands, floats, and marchers, and a street celebration where everyone is Irish.
The following day, March 9, there are two parades in Monmouth County:
- Asbury Park hosts its first St Patty’s Parade! There will be marching bands, antique cars and floats from Ocean Ave & Fourth Ave, 1pm.
- Rumson has it’s 2nd annual parade also at 1pm. Come see eight bag pipe bands, floats, marching bands, Irish Step dancers, antique and classic cars. JoAnn Pileggi of Fox 5 will be Master of Ceremonies.
On March 15, it’s the North Wildwood celebration and parade. There’s a ceremony on the steps of the City Hall at 11:30 am. The parade begins at noon, with a reviewing stand at Olde NJ Avenue.
Finally, there are 2 parades on March 22 in the Bayshore area:
- The Keyport St Patrick Day Parade starts at 1pm, going on Maple Place, Broad Street and West Front Street to end at Fireman’s Park.
- Highlands’ St Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2pm at Huddy Park, proceeding down Bay Ave.
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