Editor’s note: some parades have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Please check websites to confirm whether parades are continuing as planned.
If you are looking for where to go to strut your green this St. Patrick’s Day, we have you covered. In the days leading up to March 17, there are a host of parades across the Garden State. Here’s NJNext.com’s 2020 list of major parades in NJ. Check our events calendar for more.
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Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 7, 2020 at noon
The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon on Saturday, March 7. 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.
Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Asbury Park’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade route starts at the Asbury Park Boardwalk with Grand Marshal Thomas F. Hayes 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. Find more details here.
Saturday, March 14
CANCELED: Morris County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 14, 2020 at noon
Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty announced Wednesday he has canceled the parade amid concerns about the virus.
Pre-parade events start at 9:30am with a greeting from the mayor, music and line dancing followed by the annual mass at 10 a.m. Mass is at the Church of the Assumption, 91 Maple Ave. in Morristown. 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 14, 2020 at 1 p.m.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton is set for Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. The parade begins at the Nottingham Fire House at 200 Mercer Street. Jerry Sheridan was named Grand Marshall of the 2020 Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with Nicole Brown as Miss St. Patrick. To view the parade course, visit the website.
There’s also a kickoff party on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at Killarney’s Publick House, 1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd in Hamilton.
Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 14, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Atlantic City’s 35th St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. North of the Garden Pier and the Boardwalk, ending at Albany Avenue and the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. As the parade organizers say, “on this day…everyone is Irish, Break out your green and join us on the boardwalk for a fun filled family day in Atlantic City!”
Visit the website for details on the parade route.
Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 14, 2020 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 Michael McNany.
Sunday, March 15
The Parade Mass is at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Dumont. The flag pole raising ceremony will be held at 1pm at The Roy Brown Elementary School on Washington Ave, and then the parade will start at 2pm. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, is this year’s Grand Marshal
POSTPONED: West Orange St. Patrick’s Day: March 15, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.
A message from Parade Chairman Kevin Brennan:
We at the West Orange Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (the “Parade”) put the health and safety of the public as our highest priority. We have been monitoring the COVID 19 situation closely and have been in constant contact with elected officials, health officials, first responders, and leaders of other New Jersey Parades. Due to the direction from the experts in the field and the direction that Parades, and other large events have taken, we are postponing the Parade this year. We are planning to throw a tremendous Parade in September as soon as a date can be confirmed.
This decision was not made lightly, and I am beyond devastated and saddened to make it. I understand the impact that this decision has upon our Honorees, their families, the families and Irish Organizations who support the Parade, and the many restaurants and businesses that depend on the Parade for revenue to keep their doors open. Some will think that this is a complete overreaction. I understand and appreciate that perspective. But based upon the information we have, we felt that this was the best decision to make at this time.
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 Mellen Dangler. View the parade route here.
Hackettstown’s 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 15, 2020 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 Joseph Barnes.
Somerville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 15, 2020 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 Grand Marshal Ken Greig, a brass band and drum corps, as well as Irish dancer performances.
CANCELLED: Jersey City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: March 15, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
The parade was canceled on March 11, according to Jersey City’s Mayor Steve Fulop.
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 Kenneth Caulfield.