2024 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations: The Best New Jersey Parades and Events

St Patrick's Day Parades

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.

This year St. Patricks Day falls on Sunday, March 17, 2024

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.

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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.

2024 Northern New Jersey St Patrick's Day 
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Hoboken LepreCon Day 
Saturday, March 2, 2024; starting at 10am, ending at 5pm
Various Venues
Hoboken, NJ
Cost: $19.99
This is a true St. Paddy's Day celebration that attracts tourists from multiple states from Philadelphia to New York.
The festivities begin in the morning where thousands of people will start to drink and bar crawl. With all of Hoboken's best bars in on the action they are eagerly awaiting your arrival with spectacular food and or drink specials. Hoboken LepreCon Day is simply a day you cannot miss. If you are not normally a day drinker this event may change your mind. One thing that makes this event so special is that everyone will be dressed up with St Paddy's apparel such as Shamrock shirts and glasses and may even be dressed up as leprechauns.
All the bars will be fully staffed and packed with friendly pub crawlers all bar hopping on LepreCon Day. There will be Djs at select venues to keep the party going all day! We all know how much energy some of the best Djs can bring to the party. They will be playing music that will keep the party jumping!

Nutley, NJ - St Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1pm
Franklin Avenue - Nutley, NJ
Parade will begin at Harrison Ave and Evergreen Street, going north up Franklin Ave and ending on Chestnut Street with the Review Stand in front of John Walker Middle School!

Rutherford, NJ - St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 3, 2024; @ 1pm
Rutherford, NJ
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.

Newark, NJ - St Patricks Day Parade
Friday, March 15, 2024; @ 1:00 pm
(973) 735-2135
Ceremonies will begin at noon with the parade beginning at 1:00 pm, Beginning from the corner of Mulberry St and Raymond Blvd continues past the NJPAC Center (Reviewing Stand 1) onto Central Ave.(past Reviewing Stand 2) ending on Washington St.

Morristown, NJ - St Patricks Parade
Saturday, March 9, 2024; @noon
Morristown, NJ
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 - St Patricks Parade
Saturday, March 9, 2024; (Rain date Saturday, March 23,) Entertainment begins @ Noon. Parade steps off @1pm
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 in at the Union Center on Stuyvesant Ave for delicious festival foods, kids rides, activities and vendors. Bring your chairs to enjoy the parade.

Bergen County (Bergenfield) St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10th, 2024; @2pm
Proceeds along Washington Ave in downtown Bergenfield.
Bergenfield, NJ
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, followed by the Annual Parade March down Washington Avenue at 2:00 PM.

Hackettstown St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2024:@3:30pm
Downtown Hackettstown
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 St Patricks Parade
Sunday, March 10th, 2024: at 12:15pm
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.

Sussex County, (Newton), NJ - St Patricks Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2024; @10am
Newton, NJ
Parade will begin on Lower Spring Street and finish at Memory Park.

Bayonne, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 17, 2024: @1PM
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 - St Patricks Parade
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @1:00 pm
Skyline Drive
Ringwood, NJ
Parade begins at TD Bank North and proceeds down Skyline Drive then up to 112 Erskine Road

2024 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 3, 2024: @12:30pm
Belmar, NJ
One of the largest St Patrick's Day Parades in NJ. Starts at 12:30 PM, from the western end of Lake Como at 22nd Ave and North Blvd and proceeds along Main St, past the reviewing stand on 9th Ave. Parade is held rain, shine, snow, sleet etc.

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Hunterdon County Irish Festival Weekend
March 8, 9, 10, 2024 (This event is under cover and is Rain -or- Shine)
The Red Mill, Clinton, NJ
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ
f[email protected]
Event Cost: $0-$40. Parade is free. Concerts and After Party celebration requires tickets.
The FSSP Irish Festival Weekend starts with a Friday night Kickoff Party featuring a DJ and The Nerds. The DJ will be spinning Irish and rock tunes to start the night off before the Nerds take the stage at 8pm. Admission includes beer provided by Readington Brewery, water, soda and entrance into the event. Food trucks will be available.
On sunday, March 10th, The Annual Friendly Sons St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick-off at 3pm. Six pipe bands, forty marching units striding down Main Street in Clinton.
The AfterParty starts at 4pm with The Amish Outlaws taking the stage at 8pm. Beverages and Food trucks will be available.

Ocean County/Seaside Heights, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 9, 2024: at Noon
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 were watching. marching bands and floats.

Asbury Park, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2024; @1pm
The parade route begins at the intersection of Ocean Ave and 4th Ave and travels southwest towards downtown ending at the corner of Cookman Ave and Main St. The parade route takes marchers and spectators south on Ocean Ave alongside the historic Asbury Park boardwalk, past legendary landmarks like the Wonder Bar, The Stone Pony and the Empress Hotel, The Carousel House and Casino, continuing to the heart of the downtown district.

Rumson, NJ - St Patricks Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 10, 2024; 1pm
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. They anticipate the parade lasting 1½ hours.

Somerville, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10th, 2024: at 1:30 PM
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.

Woodbridge, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2024; at 1:30pm
Parade begins Woodbridge High School, Route 35 and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, Main St.

Rhythm of the Dance
Wednesday, March 6, 2024; @ 7pm
Count Basie Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
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Join in on a journey through Ireland's history from the ancient, rich in legend and myth, to the modern, urban Ireland that we see today, bursting with talent.
Featuring world-class musicians who play live on stage, star vocalists, and world-champion dancers, the show is a completely captivating experience of pulsating rhythms performed at lightning speed. Enjoy slick choreography by the ensemble of Champion step dancers who have brought audiences to their feet around the World.

Hamilton, NJ - St Patricks Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2024 @1pm
The opening ceremony begins at 12;30 pm at the Nottingham Fire House on Mercer Street,
@1pm the parade begins at the Nottingham Fire House and proceeds towards the reviewing stand at Nottingham Way and Shady Lane.

Freehold Borough - Parade
Sunday, March 17, 2024; at 12:30pm
Downtown Freehold
The parade route will march along West Main St. from Mclean Street to the Elk's Lodge.

South Amboy St. Patricks Day Parade
Sunday, March 17, 2024; @2pm
South Amboy, NJ
The parade begins at South Pine Avenue then 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.

Highlands, NJ - St Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 23, 2024; at 2:00 PM
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.

Keyport, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 23, 2024; 1:00 PM. (rain date March 24th)
[email protected]
Kick-off will be at 1:00 PM.
The parade beginns at St. Joseph's Church on Maple Place, the parade will move over West Fourth Street and continue on Maple Place to Broad Street where it will then head down to West Front Street, ending at Fireman's Park.
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2024 Southern New Jersey St Patrick's Day 
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Burlington County/Mount Holly Parade & Celebration
Saturday, March 2, 2024; @ 1pm
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.

Irish Night Music Show
Saturday, March 2, 2024; Doors open @ 5:00pm, show begins @6:00pm
Albert Music Hall
131 Wells Mills Road (Rt. 532)
Waretown, NJ
Cost: $6 adults & $1 for children 11 and under
This annual Irish celebration features dancers from the D'Arcy School of Irish Dance at 6pm, followed by 5 bands playing Irish music.

Laurita Shamrock Celebration
Saturday, Sunday, March 2, 3, 2024
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Whether you're Irish or just look good in green, come celebrate Irishness at the Laurita St. Patrick's Day Festival. Enjoy great Irish food and music. Bring your family and friends to Laurita for an exciting weekend of fantastic fun, toe-tapping Irish music, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 3, 2024 @ 1pm
Gloucester City, NJ
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!

North Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2024 @ 12pm
North Wildwood, NJ 08260
The ceremony will begin on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall, 9th & Atlantic Avenue, in North Wildwood beginning at 12:00 p.m. A festive parade will begin at the conclusion of the ceremony and proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde NJ Avenue. Participants include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, Miss North Wildwood, Queen Oceania, Anglesea Irish Society, local school bands, and much more!

Atlantic City St Patricks Day Parade
Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 1pm
On the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
On this day in Atlantic City everyone is Irish, Break out your green and join us on the boardwalk for a fun-filled family day in Atlantic City!
The procession will kick off at 1 p.m. on the Boardwalk at St. James Pl, then will march to Albany Avenue along the Boardwalk. It will feature pipe bands, string bands.

Annual Cape May St. Patty's Weekend Plunge and 5K
Saturday, March 16, 2024; 11:00 am
411 Beach Ave
Cape may, NJ 08204
Cost: Plunge $35. 1 mile Walk $30. 5K Run $35. Plus sign up fees
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 enjoy a blast! Let's see you freeze your shamrocks off this St. Patty's Day!

Annual Sea Isle City St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2024: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Celebration begins at 2pm with a costume contes. The Parade begins at 3:30pm at 84th East Landis Ave and ends at Kix-McNutley's, 63rd St.