St. Patty's Day Events


By: Christina

One of our favorite things about the onset of Spring is seeing green. Green is the color of growth and rebirth and signals the onset of the upcoming warm weather. Green is also the color of everyone's favorite Irish holiday, St. Patrick's Day! Every year, devoted parade-goers line the streets of local towns decked out in shamrocks  and Guinness gear to celebrate this fun-filled holiday. Throw in two-for-one drinks at most local watering holes and you have a party like no other. There are lots of things to do to commemorate St. Patrick's Day and if you're even a little bit Irish (or even know someone who is) you want to know the best place to be so you don't miss out on the fun! We have put together a list of the best places to be in New Jersey for the big parade day!

Nutley, NJ - Parade
Saturday March 3, 2018 at 1pm

Parade events begin at 10:00 AM with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary's Church, Nutley, NJ. The route is from Holy Family Church down Harrison Street to Franklin Avenue, ending at Chestnut Street. Join in afterwards for the post parade party to be held on the 2nd floor of the Franklin Steakhouse starting after the parade and will continue until 6pm.

Rutherford - St. Patrick's Day parade
Sunday, March 4, 2018; at 1:00 p.m

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 10, 2018; at Noon

The day begins with Mass at 10:00am at the Church of the Assumption, off Maple Avenue in Morristown. 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.

Union County/ Elizabeth, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 10, 2018; at 1:00 PM

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.

Hackettstown, NJ Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; Parade kickoff at 3:30pm

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.


Jersey City Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; step off at 12:30 pm

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

Somerville, NJ St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018; at 1:30pm

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 44th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2 PM

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 11, 2018; Step-Off at 12:15

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 16, 2018; at 1:00 pm

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 17, 2018 at 11:30 am

Spring Street, Newton, New Jersey. Line up begins at 9 a.m.

Bayonne, NJ St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday,March 18, 2018 at 1PM

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 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Parade begins at The Ringwood Plaza, goes down Skyline Drive then up to 112 Erskine Road

Belmar - Lake Como, NJ - Parade
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m

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 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

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 10, 2018 at Noon

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 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM

The parade route begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Ave at 4th 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

Freehold Borough - Parade
Sunday, March 11, 2018 ; at 1pm

Downtown Freehold
The new parade route this year will march from Mclean Street to the Elk's Lodge.

Rumson, NJ - Parade & Festival
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Rain or Shine)

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 11, 2018 at 1:30pm

Parade begins Woodbridge High School, Route 35 and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, Main St.

South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 18, 2018 starting at 1 PM.

Parade will begin at Christ Church Cemetery, go along Stevens Ave, then along Main St., down Broadway and ending at Henry St. bagpipe bands, marching bands, civic and non-profit organizations showing their support for the city and the Irish.

Highlands, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM

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.

Robbinsville, NJ - Parade
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1pm

The opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 pm 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.


There is truly something for everyone this St. Patrick's Day! And as always, please remember to drink responsibly and whatever you do, don't drive! Happy St. Patty's from the Natalya Price Group!