Looking for some pre-St. Patrick’s Day fun? In the days leading up to March 17, there are a host of parades across the Garden State. Here’s NJNext.com’s 2019 list of major parades in NJ. Check our events calendar for more.
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Saturday, March 9th
Morris County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 9, 2019 at noon
Pre-parade events start with the annual Mass at 10 a.m. Mass is 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 itself starts at the Morristown Municipal Building on South Street in Morristown at 12 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton: March 9, 2019 at 1 p.m.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton is set for Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. The parade begins at the Nottingham Fire House at 200 Mercer Street. Charles “Chuddy” Whalen was named Grand Marshall of the 2019 Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. To view the parade course, visit the website. There’s also a kickoff party on Sunday, March 3rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Killarney’s Publick House, 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd in Hamilton.
Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 9, 2019 at noon
The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon on Saturday, March 9. Special Event for this year’s parade: At the end of this year’s parade, there will be an after party at the Hershey Hotel with Irish music, featuring Ballyhaunis.
Atlantic City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 9, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Atlantic City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. North of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk, ending at Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk. The lineup is TBA, but the parade will be Grand Marshaled by John Mistler and Norman Wilson.
Visit the website for details on the parade route.
Sunday, March 10th
West Orange St. Patrick’s Day: March 10, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.
The parade route begins on Main Street at West Orange Town Hall and runs north along Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Eagle Rock Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshal is Carol Sharkey Corcoran.
Hackettstown’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 10, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
The parade route begins in front of the Post Office at 120 Grand Ave. The event attracts more than 14,000 people each year, and will feature a pet costume contest, as well as a gala reception honoring Grand Marshal James Travis.
Somerville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Somerville’s St. Patrick’s Day 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. This year’s lineup features a brass band and drum corps, as well as Irish dancer performances.
Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Asbury Park’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade route starts at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Avenue at 5th Avenue and continues southwest towards downtown. There’s also an after party planned at Wonderbar, featuring Bobby Bandiera and Friends. Tickets are $15 per person.
Saturday, March 16th
Jersey City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: March 16, 2019 at 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. This year’s Grand Marshal is Greg Kierce.
Union County’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 16, 2019 at 1 p.m.
The day begins at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Elizabeth for the Thornstick Mass. The Reviewing Stand Festivities at Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues, and the Kids’ Zone on Stuyvesant, in Union begin at noon. The Parade begins at 1 p.m. The Midway Reviewing Stand at Morris and Caldwell Avenues has parade announcers with details of all of the participants, history and other information. This year’s Grand Marshal is Sister Percylee Hart!