Saint Patrick’s Day in Ocean County


Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and Ocean County is buzzing with excitement for one of the biggest parties of the year. There will be parades and events all over Ocean county to celebrate this Irish centered holiday.

Belmar, NJ

Investiture Mass at St. Rose Church: March 4th at 10am
Investiture Luncheon at Mike Doolan’s
Belmar/ Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Main ST. Lake Como & Belmar, March 5th 12:30

The Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day parade has been growing steadily since 1974 and now boasts a crowd of over 200,000 and a parade full of marching bands, pipes, drums, Irish bands, and elaborate floats. They head north up mainstreet, starting at Monroe and 3rd street. The day before the parade they hold an annual Investiture Mass and Luncheon. The whole community joins in and you should too!

Seaside Heights, NJ

Irish Wake Parade Fundraiser at Hemingway’s Cafe: February 18th from 3pm-9pm
Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Seaside Heights: March 11th at Noon

Ocean County holds an annual St. Patrick’s Day parade that is fun for the whole family and goes down the boulevard in Seaside Heights. There will be marching bands, floats, and Irish bands.
The Parade will begin at Noon on March 11th. It will start on J street and head north on Boulevard ending at Hancock Ave. Last year’s parade was so popular that over 75,000 parade goers were in attendance! There will be an Irish Wake fundraiser for the parade on February 18th at Hemingway’s Cafe from 3pm- 9pm featuring Bally Haunis Pipes and Drums, raffle tickets, and door prizes.

Waretown, NJ

Albert Music Hall’s Irish Night with Country & Bluegrass Music Show: March 25th at 7:30

The Albert Music Hall’s doors open at 6 and the show starts at 7:30 on Saturday March 25th. The show will feature the Irish Greeter, the Devrin Academy Step Dancers, the River Drivers Irish Band, the Church Street Revival Irish Band, and Martin Kavanaugh and the Hard Road Travelers Irish Band.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your community by choosing one of these events to attend. The more involved in your community you are, the more your community will thrive.