2019 St Patrick's Day Parades and
Events in New Jersey

St Patrick's Day Parades

Irish Parades, Celebrations, and Legends

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 "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.

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. 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 this year's events.

2019 Northern New Jersey St Patrick's Day
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Nutley, NJ - Parade

Saturday March 2, 2019 at 1pm
Website
Event Contact: Deb O'neill, 201-424-3830, yanks11fan@aol.com
Come celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and join in to congratulate their 2019 Dignitaries!! 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 9, 2019; @ Noon
Website
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.

38th Annual Bergen County (Bergenfield) St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @2pm
Proceeds along Washington Ave in downtown Bergenfield.
Bergenfield, N.J.
Website
The Parade will be preceded by the Flag raising ceremony @ 1:00 P.M., at the Roy Brown Middle School, 130 South Washington Ave, Bergenfield, N.J.

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019; 3:00 PM
Main Street
Clinton, NJ
Website
Contact: Steve Carroll, Phone: 908-455-0667, Email: fssphunterdon@gmail.com
A family friendly event with over forty marching units, five pipe and drum bands, step dancers,street entertainment and the list goes on. Parade steps off promptly at three pm, and lasts about an hour and a half

Hackettstown, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019; Parade kickoff at 3:30pm
Website
The parade route will begin in front of Post Office 120 Grand Ave. Round right corner onto Main Street toward David's Country Inn Bear right onto Mountain Ave., march down End route at Union Cemetery

Somerville, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019; @, 1:30pm
Website
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

West Hudson 46th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 2 PM ·
Facebook page
The parade winds its way through two towns and one borough, Harrison, Kearny and East Newark, The line of march begins at S. Third Street and Harrison Avenue in Harrison. The parade makes a turn on Central Avenue in East Newark and then moves on to Kearny Avenue and Johnston Street in Kearny.

West Orange, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019; Step-Off @ 12:15
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

Newark, NJ - Parade
Friday, March 15, 2019; @ 1:00 pm
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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

Sussex County, (Newton), NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Website
Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey. Line up begins at 9 a.m. .

Union County/ Elizabeth, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2019; @ 1:00 PM
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.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Music Journey
Sunday, March 17, 2019; 2:00 PM
The Farmstead Arts Center
450 King George Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-636-7576
Website/Tickets
General Admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door Seniors, students and Farmstead members $10 in advance or at the door
Starring Heather Mulvey. Mulvey plays finger-picking acoustic guitar and sings traditional Americana, Celtic, and contemporary folk songs, entertaining audiences of all ages. In the Celtic Music Journey the audience will learn about the history of these beloved songs and be encouraged to sing along! Heather has performed at community events, cultural and heritage commissions, festivals, schools, First Nights and libraries throughout New Jersey and New York and has been a Featured Artist at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Meeting and at the Garden State Storytellers' League "Tellabration" event.

Bayonne, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday,March 17, 2019 @1PM
Website
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, March 23, 2019 @1:00 pm
Website
Parade begins at The Ringwood Plaza, goes down Skyline Drive then up to 112 Erskine Road


2019 Central New Jersey St Patrick's Day
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m
Website
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 9, 2019 @ 1:00pm
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 9, 2019 @ Noon
Website
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. marching bands and floats.

Asbury Park, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Website
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

Rumson, NJ - Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 10, 2019@ 1:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Website
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.

Woodbridge, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 1:30pm
Website
Parade begins Woodbridge High School, Route 35 and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, Main St.

Robbinsville, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 12pm
Website
The opening ceremonies begin at 11:30 am 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.

South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2019 starting at 12PM.
Website
The Parade route willo begin at South Pine Avenue, then takes the following route: Head North on S. Pine St. Turn Right onto Bordentown Avenue Turn Left onto South Stevens Turn Right on Main Street Turn Right on Broadway ​ The parade ends on Broadway at the reviewing stage.

St. Patrick’s Day in the 1830s
Saturday, March 16, 2019@ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Farmingdale, NJ
Website
Cost: Adult, $5.00; Child $3.00 Day of Event Pricing at Admission Gate: Adult, $10.00; Children $7.00 Children are 2 - 12 years; Under 2 Free.
Admission is free for this event.nteractive reenactment exploring the life and times of the early 1800’s.
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.

Freehold Borough - Parade
Sunday, March 17, 2019 ; @ 1pm
Downtown Freehold
Website
The parade route this year will march from Mclean Street to the Elk's Lodge.

Highlands, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Website
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.

Keyport, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Website
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.


2019 Southern New Jersey St Patrick's Day
Parades and Irish Events

(Listed by earliest date)

Burlington County/Mount Holly Parade

Saturday March 2, 2019 @ 1pm
Website
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 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Website
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.

Annual St. Patty's Weekend Entertainment and Plunge
Saturday, March 16, 2019: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Carney's
411 Beach Ave
Cape may, NJ 08204
609-884-4424
Website
Cost: $30.00–$50.00
This St. Patty's weekend is filled with fun events all benefiting Cape May County's local charity Family Promise! To start the weekend, join us at Carney's on Friday, March 16th to crown our Plunge King and Queen, dancing and live music! Saturday morning starting at 9am we will be hosting a "Kegs and Eggs" complimentary breakfast for our participants, followed by a 5k run and 1 mile family walk- kicking off at 11am. The highlight of the day - the Polar Plunge will begin at 12 pm! Following the Plunge, Carney's is hosting 2 bands throughout the day starting at 12:30 pm and live entertainment to keep us rocking into the night. 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!

Annual Sea Isle City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 3:30pm
Website
Parade Lines up at 84th East Landis Ave and ends at Kix-McNutley's, 63rd St.

Wildwood, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 11:30AM
Website
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..

Irish Night Music Show
Saturday, March 23, 2019; Doors open @ 6pm, show begins @7:30pm,
Albert Music Hall
Waretown, NJ
Website
This annual Irish celebration presents an all night celebration of the our Irish heritage.
7:30 pm Devrin Academy Irish Step Dancers 8:00 pm Ballyhaunis Irish Band 8:30 pm Church Street Revival 9:00 pm River Drivers 10:00-11:00 pm Hard Road Travelers


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