St Patrick's Day Celebrations:
The Best New Jersey Parades and Events

St Patrick's Day Parades

St Patrick's Day Parades in New Jersey.
2023 Events and Celebrations

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.

One of the myths that has perpetuated is that "Corned Beef and Cabbage" is a typical Irish meal. Before the Irish came to America, corned 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 Corned Beef. When the Irish came to America they found corned beef much more affordable and soon began to substitute Corned 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 tradition's.





Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.


Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm the status  of this year's events.

2023 Northern New Jersey St Patrick's Day 
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Hoboken St Patricks Day Crawl
Saturday, March 4, 2023; starting at 10am
Various Venues
Hoboken, NJ
All-Access Pass
Cost: $19.99 +
All-Access Pass includes: Free Entry into the best bars in Hoboken, St Patricks Day Bar Crawl Wristband, Fully Guided Digital Crawl Map, Helpful Crawl Staff, and Exclusive drink specials.
Experience this true pre-St. Patty's Day amazing and unique Bar Crawl at only the best bars in Hoboken! Get bar hopping with many of other Hoboken party goers all wearing green for the St Patricks Day spirit! St Patty's Day is just one of those events where drinking for this holiday is a must!

Nutley, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 4 ,2023: at 1pm
Franklin Avenue - Nutley, NJ
Website
Parade stepoff will begin at The Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave. then heads west to Franklin Avenue, where it turns north through the center of town. The grandstand will be in front of Walker Middle School, near the parade's end at Chestnut Street.

Rutherford, NJ - St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Downtown
Rutherford, NJ
Website
Hosted by the Rutherford Irish American Association.
The parade route takes place along Park Avenue, starting at Woodland Avenue and going north through downtown and ending at Ames Avenue.

Morristown, NJ - Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2023; @noon
Morristown, NJ
Website
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 - Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023; Entertainment begins @ Noon. Parade steps off @1pm
Website
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.

Annual Bergen County (Bergenfield) St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 12th, 2023; @2pm
Proceeds along Washington Ave in downtown Bergenfield.
Bergenfield, NJ
Website
Prior to the start of the parade there will be a flag raising at the Roy W. Brown Middle School in Bergenfield, NJ, at 1:00 PM, where Kieran Lynch will deliver his Grand Marshal's address, followed by the Annual Parade March down Washington Avenue at 2:00 PM.

Hackettstown St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2023:@3:30pm
Downtown Hackettstown
website
Bagpipers will stroll down Main Street, restaurants and breweries will offer Irish-themed fare and stores will offer special discounts. Have fun completing the family-friendly scavenger hunt.

West Orange, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 12th, 2023: at 12:15pm
Website
The parade route begins at the corners of Main Street & Mt. Pleasant Avenue (WO Town Hall) and runs north along Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Eagle Rock Avenue.

Bayonne, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 19, 2023: @1PM
Website
The parade will begin on Broadway and 5th Street, proceeding north to 39th Street where we turn west to Avenue C and end at the entrance of Stephen R. Gregg/Bayonne County Park.

Ringwood, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 25, 2023 @1:00 pm
Skyline Drive
Ringwood, NJ
Website
Parade begins at The Ringwood Plaza, goes down Skyline Drive then up to 112 Erskine Road




2023 Central New Jersey St Patrick's Day 
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 5, 2023: @12:30pm
Belmar, NJ
Website
732.280.2648
One of the top St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Como at 3rd Ave and North Blvd. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.

Hamilton, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Website
The annual St Patrick's Day Parade begins at the Nottingham Fire House located at 200 Mercer Street in Hamilton, NJ.

Ocean County/Seaside Heights, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023: at Noon
Website
Seaside Heights, NJ
The parade begins at on the Boulevard and goes 1- 1/4 miles long starting at the Seaside Park border on J st 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. marching bands and floats.

Asbury Park, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2023; @1pm
Website
732-693-1056
This event is more than just your ordinary St. Patrick's Day Parade. It will featuring rock 'n' roll bands, zombies, mummers and more.
The parade route begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Ave at 5th 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 12, 2023; at 12:30pm
Downtown Freehold
Website
The parade route this year will march along West Main St. from Mclean Street to the Elk's Lodge.

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hunterdon County's 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 3pm
Main Street
Clinton NJ
Website
908-455-0667
The Parade kicks off in beautiful downtown Clinton, home of the historic Red Mill. The parade has over forty marching units which includes five pipe and drum bands featuring the NJ State Police Pipes and Drums of the Blue and Gold. The other marching units include fire engines from the Town of Clinton, Civil War re-enactors, horses, dogs and local community groups. This is a family friendly, fun day and it’s FREE!

Rumson, NJ - Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 12, 2023; 1pm
Website
Parade route starts on Allen Street and River Road and ends at the intersection of Carton Street and Forrest Avenue (approximately one mile long).
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.

Woodbridge, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 12, 2023; at 1:30pm
Website
Parade begins Woodbridge High School, Route 35 and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, Main St.

Highlands, NJ - St Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 18, 2023: at 2:00 PM
Website
732-291-4713
The colorful festivities will highlight Irish culture with nearly 100 marching units including bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, and beautifully decorated floats. The parade will begin at Waterwitch Avenue and extend along Bay Avenue.

South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 29, 2023
Website
Marchers will line up on South Pine Avenue starting at 1 PM. Step off is 2 pm
The parade then takes the following route:Head North on S. Pine St., Turn Right onto Bordentown Avenue, Turn Left onto South Stevens
Turn Right on 2nd Street, Turn Right on Broadway ​
The parade ends on Broadway at the reviewing stage.





2023 Southern New Jersey St Patrick's Day 
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Burlington County/Mount Holly Parade
Saturday, March 4, 2023; @ 1pm
Website
The only St. Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington County begins in Downtown Mount Holly on High Street. 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.

Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 5, 2023 @ 1pm
Gloucester City, NJ
Website
The parade begins at Martin's Lake (Baynes Ave and Johnson Blvd) and proceeds down Monmouth. The parade features string bands, bagpipes, Irish dancers, Irish music bands, community groups and more!

Annual Cape May St. Patty's Weekend Entertainment and Plunge
Saturday, March 18, 2023; 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Carney's
411 Beach Ave
Cape may, NJ 08204
609-884-4424
Website
Cost: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.10 SignUp Fee
This St. Patty's weekend is filled with fun events all benefiting Cape May County's local charity Family Promise! Come out for a great cause and we promise it will be a blast! Let's see you freeze your shamrocks off this St. Patty's Day!