New Jersey residents know that St. Patrick’s Day is always a holiday worth looking forward to. There are a ton of events and parades happening across the Garden State, offering plenty of ways to celebrate. Our list of the best St. Patrick’s Day Parades in NJ has everything you need leading up to March 17. Have fun and “go green” this year at one of these spectacular St. Patrick’s Day events. You’ll be glad you did!

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North Jersey

Hoboken’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Hoboken St Patricks Day logo

When: March 2
Details: Come to Hoboken and enjoy some great food and beer while the streets are dressed in green and Irish decor. Though Hoboken no longer holds their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, its wild spirit lives on through this event. In fact, this city-wide party is fit for anyone looking for an epic Irish-themed celebration. Passes for the many participating venues can be bought on their website.
More Info: Visit http://www.hobokenstpatricksday.com/


Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parades

When: March 2
Details: The Nutley Irish American Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade usually kicks off the holiday in Northern New Jersey. But this year, the 41st Annual event happens the same day as Hoboken’s bash. As usual, an Investiture Mass at St. Mary’s Church will take place at 10:00 am. Then, the parade begins promptly at 1:00 pm starting on Harrison Avenue. Nutley is expecting about 5,000 people to attend this year. All are welcome to come out and enjoy the festivities.
More Info: Visit http://www.nutleyirish.com/


Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parades

When: March 9
Details: The Morristown St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a major annual tradition in Morris County. That’s because in 1780, George Washington gave his militiamen St. Patrick’s Day off following a cold and grueling winter; marking the very first St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the country, right in Morristown. The festivities begin at noon, but you’ll want to get there early to find a good place to set up. The parade starts on South Street, between Town Hall and the High School.
More Info: Visit http://www.paradeday.com/


Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 10
Details: Bergen County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an enormous event in Bergenfield every March. This year’s event begins at 2:00 pm, traveling down Washington Avenue. Countless families from the county travel out to Bergenfield every year to spectate. Schools, public servants and community leaders from multiple cities all help organize and march in the parade. Sunday masses will be held as usual.
More Info: Visit http://www.bergencountyirish.org/


West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parades

When: March 10
Details: The 68th West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a terrific event for families, friends and couples looking to dress up in green and orange. The day begins with morning mass at Our Lady of Lourdes at 9:30 am. Afterward, the town closes Main Street and Eagle Rock Avenue in preparation for the Parade. Step-off is at 12:15 pm, with the parade traveling from West Orange Town Hall running north along Main Street; the parade finishes at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
More Info: Visit http://www.westorangeparade.com/


Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 15
Details: Newark’s parade garners thousands of spectators every March. The whole community takes part in the event, from students and marching bands to bag-pipe players and public servants. Each year, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc. puts together a great showcase, and 2019 is no different. The march starts at 1:00 pm at the Prudential Center. A number of pubs and restaurants will be open throughout the day; for example, The Monk Room, Edison Ale House and McGovern’s Tavern are offering specials before and after the parade.
More Info: Visit newarkparade.com


Sussex County’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 16
Details: The Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Committee organizes this event each year. 2019 marks the 16th annual parade. Since the march steps off on Spring Street in Newton at 11:30 am, you’ll want to get there extra early. It’ll be worth it to see the wonderful floats, marching bands and various public servants from the community.
More Info: Visit http://sussexcountynjirish.com/


The Bayonne St. Patrick’s Parade

Bayonne St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 17
Details: The 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Bayonne coincides with the holiday itself. Thousands of people come out to watch marchers pay tribute to the patron saint of Ireland. As usual, the parade begins promptly at 1:00 pm; It begins at Broadway and 5th Street and ends at the entrance of Stephen R. Gregg/Bayonne County Park.
More Info: Visit https://sites.google.com/site/bayonnestpatricksparade/events


Ringwood’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ringwood St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 23
Details: Ringwood is holding their 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 23. Though the parade comes a week after the holiday, it will be just as fun and full of Irish spirit. Prior to the parade, children and parents can attend the family fundraiser at the Ringwood Public Library; this pre-event runs from 10:30 am to noon. The parade kicks off – rain or shine – at 1:00 pm at Skyline Drive and St. Catherine’s Church.
More Info: Visit http://www.ringwoodnj.net/content/2345/7876/default.aspx


Central Jersey

The Original St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Hamilton

Hamilton St Patricks Day Parade

When: March 9
Details: The St. Patty’s parade in Hamilton Township is a staple of Mercer County Celtic culture. This year, the parade starts at exactly 1:00 pm at the Nottingham Fire House. Grand Marshal Charles “Chuddy” Whalen leads the 2019 march. The parade boasts traditional Irish themes and is sure to get you in the spirit of the holiday.
More Info: Visit hamiltonparade.com


Somerville St. Patrick’s Parade

Somerville St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 10
Details: St. Patrick’s Day comes to Somerville a week early this year. The parade welcomes vendors along the route, and various stores stay open to offer food before and after the event. The fun begins at exactly 1:30 pm. Somerville’s parade is great for kids, as the festive streets are fully decorated for their entertainment. Of course, for the adults attending, many of the town’s bars will be open starting at noon. (As part of the Somerville Saint Patrick Parade Pub Crawl Fundraiser.)
More Info: Visit http://www.somervillesaintpatricksparade.com/


Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Woodbridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 10
Details: The St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Woodbridge begin at 9:00 am with the Flag Raising Ceremony at Town Hall. Next up is the parade at 1:30 pm, traveling from Woodbridge High School and ending at Woodbridge Town Hall. We recommend finding a spot to watch the parade as soon as the ceremony ends. Most folks have the same idea, so it doesn’t take long for crowds to form along the parade route.
More Info: Visit http://www.amerirish.com/id4.html


Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Parade

When: March 10
Details: Hunterdon’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Clinton on March 10. The fun starts at 2:00 pm, with live entertainment prior to the march. The parade steps off at 3:00 pm, marching down Halstead Street in a circular route that ends where it began. Next up, there’s an after-party at the historic Red Mill Museum Village; however, this is a ticketed event and typically sells out, so keep an eye on their website.
More Info: Visit https://fssphunterdon.com/2018/11/06/st-pats-parade-3-10/


South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade

South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 16
Details: South Amboy hosts their St. Patrick’s Day Parade the day before the holiday. A free concert featuring Seamus Kennedy kicks things off at the South Amboy Community Theater at 7:00 pm on March 15. On parade day, a special mass service takes place at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 9:00 am. The parade takes off at 2:00 pm, with a Post-Parade party at the A.O.H. Hall at 5:00 pm. In addition, the rain date for the parade and activities is March 23.
More Info: Visit http://www.southamboyparade.com/


Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 16
Description: The 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Elizabeth begins bright and early at 9:00 am; hosting a Thornstick Mass in conjunction with Elizabeth A.O.H. St. Patrick’s Church. The parade begins at exactly 1:00 pm on Morris Avenue along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues. Just like every year, the event also offers fun activities for kids to enjoy.
More Info: Visit http://unioncountystpatricksdayparade.com/info.html


Jersey Shore

Belmar’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 3
Details: In 1974, the citizens of Belmar took part in their very first St. Patrick’s Day celebration. (Led by the Jerry Lynch Club.) With each passing year, the event continues to grow; including around 5,500 marchers and more than 200,000 spectators over the past decade alone. At this point, it has become one of the largest and most well-attended St. Patrick’s Day events in NJ. This year, the parade begins along North Boulevard at 12:30 pm. The enduring tradition continues despite rain, snow, sleet, or shine. It’s a perfect trip for some traditional Irish fun.
More Info: Visit http://www.belmarparade.com/


Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Atlantic City St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 9
Details: For 2019, Atlantic City is holding their 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 9. The parade begins at noon,traveling out from just north of the Garden Pier and Boardwalk. AC may be known for wonderful casinos as well as live shows, but this event is worth the trip, too. Head down to the Boardwalk to watch and wave as the community comes together to march in the Irish spirit.
More Info: Visit http://www.acstpatricksdayparade.com/


Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 9

Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 9
Details: Ocean County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Seaside Heights. A popular Jersey Shore parade, this annual tradition happens rain or shine, cold or heat. The parade begins promptly at noon down the Boulevard; but you’ll want to get there early to ensure you get a prime viewing spot.
More Info: Visit http://www.ocstpatricksdayparade.com/


Asbury Park Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Asbury St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 10
Description: With thousands of spectators attending in 2018, Asbury Park is anticipating another great turn-out this year. The 2019 parade begins at 1:00 pm, so long as the weather holds up. The march travels south down Ocean Avenue before ending on the corner of Main Street and Bangs Avenue. The Review Stand in Press Plaza also gives participants 20 seconds to perform during the parade. Some marchers also give out candy, so kids with front row seats are in for a literal treat.
More Info: Visit http://asburyparkstpatricksparade.com/


Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: March 10
Details: The year marks the 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the small town of Rumson. But don’t let the size of their town fool you, the parade is an exciting event; featuring floats, clubs and associations, classic cars, and, of course, great marching bands. Stop by to see massive firetrucks, costumed guests and streaks of green and orange rolling through the streets. The parade begins at 1:00 pm and ends with an awards ceremony and trophies given out to select marchers.
More Info: Visit http://rumsonstpatricksdayparade.org/


Sea Isle City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party

Sea Isle City St Patricks Day Parade

When: March 16
Details: The Sea Isle City St. Patrick’s Day festivities happen rain or shine. This year, the 29th annual parade is preceded by two events; the “Jameson Warm-Up” at 1:00 pm and a Best Dressed Contest at 2:00 pm. Finally, the march begins at 3:30 pm, traveling from 83rd Street to 63rd Street & Landis Avenue. However, the party lasts all day and night. Of course, you can find food, drinks and other goodies on the sidelines before the parade begins.
More Info: Visit http://www.kixmcnutleys.com


South Jersey

Burlington County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mount Holly St. Patrick's Day Parade Photo of Bagpipe Players

When: March 2
Details: Burlington County’s Parade is held annually on the first Saturday of March in Mount Holly. Close to 10,000 patrons attend the parade every year, making it one of the largest in the region. The parade begins 1:00 pm at the Fairgrounds Plaza, where Route 541 becomes High Street. The parade organizers also provide a heated tent where High Street Meets Washington Street with food, beverages and entertainment. Prior to the parade, a 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk begins at 11:00 am; these activities benefit Mount Holly’s recreational programs.
More Info: Visit mounthollyparade.com


Gloucester City St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 3

Gloucester City St. Patrick's Day Parade Photo

When: March 3
Details: Though the tradition is only a few years old, Gloucester City hosts one of the county’s most popular winter events. The parade takes place on the first Sunday of March, with step-off beginning promptly at 1:00 pm. The procession begins at Martin’s Lake and marches down Monmouth Street. Moreover, on the day of the holiday itself, the Knights of Columbus are hosting a Holy City Irish Breakfast. The bonus event offers live music and a whole mess of imported Irish treats.
More Info: Visit https://www.irishnj.com/


5th Annual Wenonah Lions St. Paddy’s Day Extravaganza

Wenonah St. Patrick's Day Parade Statue Dressed Up like Leprachaun

When: March 16
Details: The Wenonah Lions Club is bringing back their St. Paddy’s Day Celebration for 2019. The event features a night of food, craft and lite beers, wine, themed drinks, music, dancing and entertainment. The celebration starts at 7:00 pm at Four Star Event Catering in Wenonah. Tickets are $40, with proceeds funding the club’s Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July parade and scholarships for local children. Additionally, residents of the borough can take a bus for free if they purchase their event tickets ahead of time.
More Info: Visit https://eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-wenonah-lions-st-paddys-day-extravaganza-tickets-55410177332


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