St Patrick's Day in New Jersey
Parades, Events, and Legends
The top NJ 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parades, ceremonies, and events are listed.
March is the time for the Irish Americans to plan and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all it's festivities, parades, entertainment, and of course some green beer and Corn Beef and Cabbage.
And for others, (mostly Irish wannabes for the day) they will join in with their Irish friends for a trip to the local Irish pub for some Irish beer and entertainment.
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One of the myths that has perpetuated is that "Corn Beef and Cabbage" is a typical Irish meal. Before the Irish came to America, corn beef was not a staple of the Irish diet in Ireland. You would have to go to the Jewish deli's in Ireland to find Corn Beef. When the Irish came to America they found corn beef much more affordable and soon began to substitute Corn Beef for Bacon and other meat staples along with Cabbage.
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland is known for bringing Christianity to Ireland. Others have recognized him for ridding Ireland of snakes. This may be mostly myth as snakes was probably symbolic of putting an end to pagan practices. Today, St. Patrick's Day has come to be a day when everything and everyone Irish have come to celebrate all that is Irish --- with an added twist on some American adopted traditions.
Northern New Jersey St Patrick's Day Parades and Irish Events
(listed by earliest date)
Nutley, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 5, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Parade events begin at 10:00 AM with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary's Church, Nutley, NJ. The parade steps off The route is from Holy Family Church down Harrison Street to Franklin Avenue, ending at Chestnut Street. Join in afterwards for the post parade party to be held on the 2nd floor of the Franklin Steakhouse starting after the parade and will continue until 6pm.
Newark, NJ - Parade
Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The will begin promptly at 1:00 pm, Proceeding from the Prudential Center to Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral, and Washington Park . The parade is part of a larger Irish celebration in Newark that includes an Irish Heritage Week
Morristown, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @12:00 Noon
The day begins with Mass at 10:00am at the Church of the Assumption, off Maple Avenue in Morristown. at the corner of South Street and James Street. The parade route is South Street to Atno Avenue. There will be about 20 bands with about 50,000 in attendance either in the parade or as spectators.
Union County/ Elizabeth, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:00 PM
The Parade begins in Union with the Marching units gathering at Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues, the parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand and ends at Roosevelt Avenue. The Midway Reviewing Stand is at Morris and Caldwell Avenues. The event will feature bagpipers, dancers, grand floats and non-stop music. Join us in Union Center on Stuyvesant Ave for delicious festival foods, kids rides, activities and vendors. Bring your chairs to enjoy the parade.
Hackettstown, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 3:30PM.
The parade route will begin in front of Bea McNally's Irish Pub and Eatery (Washington Street and Grand Avenue) marching towards Main Street making a right handed turn eastwards towards Mountain Avenue (AKA State Hwy 182) the route continues down Mountain Avenue until the gates of the Union Cemetery across from Quick Chek. The parade will line up on the corner of Valentine Street & Grand Avenue and march down Grand Avenue and then onto Main Street, ending at Warren Street behind David's Country Inn.
Jersey City Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sunhday, March 13, 2016 @1pm
The parade begins at Lincoln Park in the heart of Jersey City and continues along Kennedy Boulevard ending at Journal Square.
Somerville, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 13, 2015, 1:30pm
Parade begins at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in downtown Somerville and will proceed west to West End Avenue near Immaculate Conception Church. A pre-parade show is typically held weather permitting at 1:00 P.M. and will feature Irish Dancing exhibitions, and will be located in front of the Review Stand at the corner of Main Street and Doughty Avenue.
Sussex County, (Newton), NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey. Line up begins at 9 a.m.
Bayonne, NJ Parade
Sunday,March 20, 2016 @1PM
Begins at 1pm on Broadway from 5th St to 39th St. The parade route will go up Broadway to 40th Street, then west on 40th Street to the reviewing stand, which will be located at the entrance to Gregg-Bayonne County Park, between 40th and 41st Streets on Avenue C.
Ringwood, NJ - Parade
Saturday, April 2, 2016 @1:00 pm
Parade begins at The Ringwood Plaza, goes down Skyline Drive then up to 112 Erskine Road
Central New Jersey St Patrick's Day Parades and Irish Events
(listed by earliest date)
Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 6, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m
One of the top St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Come at 3rd Ave and North Blvd. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.
Hamilton, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 1:00pm
The annual St Patrick's Day Parade begins at the Nottingham Fire House located at 200 Mercer Street in Hamilton, NJ.
Keyport, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @1 pm
Parade kicks off from St. Joseph's Church, Maple Place, goes down West Front Street to Broad Street, ends at Firemen's Park
South Amboy Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 2pm
Parade will begin at Christ Church Cemetery, go along Stevens Ave, then along Main St., down Broadway and ending at Henry St. bagpipe bands, marching bands, civic and non-profit organizations showing their support for the city and the Irish.
St. Patrick’s Day in the 1830s
March 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Admission is free for this event.nteractive reenactment exploring the life and times of the early 1800’
The event features an interactive reenactment exploring the life and times of the early 1800’s. Mr. Allaire has given the Irish workers the day off which the rest of the workers do not take too kindly too.. There is a special chapel program at 1pm and 3pm.
Asbury Park, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
The parade route begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Ave at 4th Ave and continues southwest towards our downtown. The reviewing stand & VIP area will be located in the heart of downtown at Press Plaza (Cookman/Emory Ave). The parade ends on Main St in Municipal Plaza.
Freehold Borough - Parade
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ noon
The parade will start at Freehold Borough Hall and end at 1 East Main Street. .
Rumson, NJ - Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Parade begins on East River Road and proceeds to Victory Park and to Carton Street.
This event is more than a parade. It features 8 bag pipe bands, floats, marching bands, Irish Step Dancers, traditional Irish food, antique and classic cars, novelty acts, veteran groups and much more.
Trenton Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Opening ceremonies will start at 12:30 at the Church of St. Anthony; 626 South Olden Avenue, Hamilton NJ
Woodbridge, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 1:30pm
Parade begins Woodbridge High School, Route 35 and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, Main St.
Highlands, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
The parade will begin at Huddy Park, with hundreds scheduled to march along a one-mile stretch of Bay Avenue, including bagpipers, marching bands and floats.
Robbinsville, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 1pm
The opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 pm noon at the Foxmoor Shopping Center, at the corner of Route 33 and Washington Boulevard. The parade will proceed North on Washington Boulevard and then take a right onto North Street, and then take a right onto Newtown Boulevard, and then take a right onto Lake Drive East, continue past the lake and the gazebo area, followed by a left onto Union Street, then proceed past the reviewing stand at Union and Burnet Walk.
Southern New Jersey St Patrick's Day Parades and Irish Events
(listed by earliest date)
Burlington County/Mount Holly Parade
Saturday March 5, 2016 @ 1pm
The only St. Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington County begins in Downtown Mount Holly. The Parade is a fun filled day with Pipe Bands, Irish Bands Step Dancers and many more examples of Irish Traditions. Join the crowd after the parade for a celebration at High Street Grill for the official After Party with non stop Irish music on two stages all day and night.
Atlantic City, NJ Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The parade begins North of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk ending at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk. It will feature pipe bands, string bands, marching bands and floats.
Ocean County/Seaside Heights, NJ - Parade
Saturday. March 12, 2016 @ Noon
The parade begins at on the Boulevard and goes 1- 1/4 miles long starting at the Seaside Park border and ending at Sampson Avenue. The rain date scheduled for the next day. This is a popular parade, last year over 75,000 people watching.
Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 12:00 noon
Ceremony begins on the steps of North Wildwood City hall (10th & Atlantic Avenues) at 11:30 a.m.
Parade begins at noon and proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde New Jersey Avenue..
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Saturday, March 19, 2016; Doors open @ 6pm, show begins @7:30pm,
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