MARCH 1, 2020
Belmar’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 1, 12:30 pm
Details: In 1974, the citizens of Belmar took part in their very first St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (Led by the Jerry Lynch Club.) With each passing year, the event continues to grow; including around 5,500 marchers and more than 200,000 spectators over the past decade alone. At this point, it has become one of the largest and most well-attended St. Patrick’s Day events in NJ. This year, the parade begins along North Boulevard at 12:30 pm. The enduring tradition continues despite rain, snow, or sleet. It’s a perfect trip for some traditional Irish fun.
MARCH 7 & 8, 2020
Burlington County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 7, 1:00 pm
Details: Burlington County’s Parade is held annually on the first Saturday of March in Mount Holly. Close to 10,000 patrons attend the parade every year, making it one of the largest in the region. The parade begins at 1:00 pm at the Fairgrounds Plaza, where Route 541 becomes High Street. The parade organizers also provide a heated tent where High Street Meets Washington Street with food, beverages, and entertainment. Prior to the parade, a 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk begins at 11:00 am; these activities benefit Mount Holly’s recreational programs.
Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 7, 12:00 pm
Details: Ocean County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Seaside Heights. A popular Jersey Shore parade, this annual tradition happens rain or shine, cold or heat. The parade begins promptly at noon down the Boulevard; but you’ll want to get there early to ensure you get a prime viewing spot.
Asbury Park Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 8, 1:00 pm
Description: With thousands of spectators attending in 2019, Asbury Park is anticipating another great turn-out this year. The 2020 parade begins at 1:00 pm, so long as the weather holds up. The march travels south down Ocean Avenue toward Asbury Avenue. It continues down Cookman Avenue and ends on the corner of Main Street and Bangs Avenue. The Review Stand in Press Plaza also gives participants 20 seconds to perform during the parade. In addition, some marchers give out candy, so kids with front row seats are in for a literal treat.
When: March 8, 1:30 pm
Details: The St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Woodbridge begin at 9:00 am with the Flag Raising Ceremony at Town Hall. Next up is the parade at 1:30 pm, traveling from Woodbridge High School and ending at Woodbridge Town Hall. We recommend finding a spot to watch the parade as soon as the ceremony ends. Most folks have the same idea, so it doesn’t take long for crowds to form along the parade route.
MARCH 14 & 15, 2020
The Original St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Hamilton
When: March 14, 1:00 pm
Details: The St. Patty’s parade in Hamilton Township is a staple of Mercer County Celtic culture. This year, the parade starts at exactly 1:00 pm at the Nottingham Fire House. Grand Marshal Jerry Sheridan leads the 2020 march. The parade boasts traditional Irish themes and is sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday.
Somerville St. Patrick’s Parade
When: March 15, 1:30 pm
Details: St. Patrick’s Day comes to Somerville early this year. The parade welcomes vendors along the route, and various stores stay open to offer food before and after the event. The fun begins at exactly 1:30 pm. Somerville’s parade is great for kids, as the festive streets are fully decorated for their entertainment. Of course, for the adults attending, many of the town’s bars will be open starting at 1:00 pm. (As part of the Somerville Saint Patrick Parade Pub Crawl Fundraiser.)
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Parade
When: March 15, 3:00 pm
Details: Hunterdon’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Clinton on March 15. The parade steps off at 3:00 pm, marching down Halstead Street in a circular route that ends where it began. Next up, there’s an after-party at the historic Red Mill Museum Village; however, this is a ticketed event and typically sells out, so keep an eye on their website.
MARCH 21, 2020
Robbinsville 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 21, 12:00 pm
Details: Following 2019’s successful event, the Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association is planning another St. Patrick’s Day tribute. The day begins with a mass at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton Square at 8:30 am. The opening ceremonies will follow at 11:30 am, with parade step-off at noon. The parade begins and ends at Foxmoor Shopping Center. It marches through Washington Boulevard, North Street, Newtown Boulevard, Lake Drive East, Park Street, Burnet Crescent, and Union Street. St. Gregory’s will offer the best available parking for the event.