Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New Jersey at State-Wide Parades


Enjoy an after-parade celebration.


If you love a parade, you’re in luck! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and celebrations abound throughout the state. Though the holiday officially takes place on Saturday, March 17, St. Paddy’s Day parades start well ahead of that date, which is great news if you hope to hit more than one.

Check out this round-up of St. Patrick’s Day festivities that bring out the Irish in all of us.

March 3

Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1 p.m.

The 40th St.Patrick’s Day Parade will be on March 3, 2018. Parade day will begin with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Parade lineup will begin at 12pm at the Holy Family Parking Lot and Parade Step Off will begin promptly at 1pm.

Mount Holly St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1 p.m.

The only Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Burlington County celebrates Irish heritage and culture at the parade, which takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 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.

March 4

Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 12:30 p.m.

The Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. If you can’t make it, the parade committee is going to broadcast the parade live – right here. Marchers can register online.

To view the parade route, visit the website.

March 10

Morris County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: noon

The festivities begin with Mass at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, 91 Maple Ave. in Morristown. The Pre-Parade Entertainment at the Reviewing stand on Park Place in Morristown at 10:30 a.m. The Parade starts at the Morristown Municipal Building on South Street in Morristown at 12 p.m.

Union County’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1 p.m.

The Thornstick Mass will start the day, and be hosted in conjunction with the Elizabeth A.O.H. at St. Patrick’s Church in Elizabeth at 9 a.m. The Reviewing Stand Festivities at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues in Union begin at noon. Enjoy the “Kid’s Zone,” fun for all ages on Stuyvesant Ave. (just off Morris Ave.) The Parade begins at 1 p.m. with the Marching units gathered on Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues. The parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand at Stuyvesant Ave. and ends at Roosevelt Avenue. The Midway Reviewing Stand at Morris and Caldwell Avenues has parade announcers with details of all of the participants, history and other information.

Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade: noon

Enjoy an after-parade celebration.

The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon on Saturday, March 10. At this year’s parade,  municipal workers will be honored. Special Event for this years parade: At the end of this year’s parade, the parade committee will be hosting an after party with Irish music, traditional Irish food and refreshments for those over 21.

Please come down to the Tri–Boro First Aid Squad Building, located 61 J St, Seaside Park, NJ. Doors will open at 4 pm with a $5 entrance fee.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton: 1 p.m.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton is set for Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. The parade begins at the Nottingham Fire House located at 200 Mercer Street in Hamilton. Mayor Kelly Yaede was named 2018 Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshal. To view the parade course, visit the website.

Atlantic City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1 p.m.

Atlantic City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 10. The parade begins at 1 p.m. North of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk ending at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk. It will feature pipe bands, string bands, and more.

Visit the website for details on the parade route.

March 11

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day: 12:15 p.m.

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.

Hackettstown’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 3:30 p.m.

The parade route begins in front of the Post Office at 120 Grand Ave.

Jersey City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: 12:30 p.m.

The parade begins at Lincoln Park in the heart of Jersey City and continues along Kennedy Boulevard ending at Journal Square.

More info here

Somerville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the fun in Central Jersey.

Somerville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for March 11 at 1:30 p.m. The 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 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.

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1 p.m.

Use NJ Transit to get to the parade.

Asbury Park’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for March 11 at 1 p.m. The parade route begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Avenue at 5th Avenue and continues southwest towards 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 Street in Municipal Plaza. To view the parade route, visit the website.

Did we miss your area’s celebration in our roundup? Email us at editor@newjerseynext.com.