A tradition marches on…



    On Sunday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. continue the tradition of the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

    Grand Marshal Dan Reilly hopes for good weather on parade day and will proudly march down the parade route with his family, friends and Irish pride.

    Deputy Grand Marshal Patricia Jenkins and the Jenkins family have been attending, supporting or marching in this parade since 1974. She and her husband have been longtime supporters of the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade as well as the parade committee.

    Additional trains have been added to the NJ Transit schedule for the event. For more information, visit belmarparade.com.


    The Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is bigger and bigger every year, will kick off at noon on Saturday, March 10.

    This year’s Grand Marshal is Toms River Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher, who, along with inaugural Irish Woman of the Year Ocean, county Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, will lead the march down the Boulevard in Seaside Heights.

    “My favorite part of the parade is actually marching down and seeing all the kids having a good time and enjoying the parade because it’s about families,” said Parade Committee Chairman Tom King.

    The parade committee will be hosting an after-party at the end of the parade at the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad Building. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with a $5 entrance fee and guests can enjoy Irish music, traditional Irish food and refreshments for those over 21.

    For more information or to become a sponsor, visit ocstpatricksdayparade.com.


    The Freehold Borough Arts Council will host the seventh annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 11, from noon to 2:30 p.m.

    This year’s new parade route will have participants march from Mclean Street to the Elks Lodge with tons of fun and Irish tradition along the way.

    There will also be an after-party for all ages at the Elks Lodge 1454 featuring the Joe Baracata band.

    For more information, visit downtownfreehold.com.


    The Fifth Annual Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off from 5th and Ocean avenues at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.

    The parade will be led by this year’s Grand Marshal Tom Donovan. From 3 to 7 p.m. enjoy a parade after-party at Wonder Bar with music by Bobby Bandiera.

    For more information, visit asburyparkstpatricksparade.com.


    The Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, now in its sixth year, has nearly tripled in size. The parade celebrates Irish heritage and provides charitable gifts to local organizations that improve the greater Rumson community.

    Shari Feeney, principal of Deane-Porter Elementary School in Rumson, is the 2018 grand marshal of the parade.

    For more information, visit rumsonstpatricksdayparade.org.


    The 16th Annual Highlands St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be presented by the Highlands Business Partnership on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Nearly 100 marching units will be a part of this year’s parade march.

    The parade will kick off at Huddy Park led by Grand Marshal Gary Branin Sr. and Honorary Grand Marshal Gloria Miller.

    For more information, visit highlandsnj.com.


    The Keansburg Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 24, with a 1:30 p.m. step off. Join the WRAT radio station as the parade heads up Main Street to Church Street with floats, bagpipers, marching bands and more.


    The 13th Annual Keyport St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. The 2018 Grand Marshal is “Pop” Poling and the Deputy Grand Marshal is Ken Krohe. For more information, visit the parade Facebook page: Keyport St. Patrick’s Day Parade.