St. Patrick's Day 2013 is approaching and several towns are putting on parades with bagpipers, drums, floats and clowns. Wear something green and bring the camera!
Matawan's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m. Party starts at 6:05 p.m.
Starts and pretty much ends at 176 Jackson Street, Matawan. Sponsored by Washington Engine, featuring corned beef, cabbage and potatoes ($6) and the Jersey City Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Marchers welcome.
Freehold St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 17, 12:15 p.m.
Bagpipers, floats, participants in green. Starts at 51 Main Street, ends at 1 West Street. At 7 p.m., bagpipers will serenade between 7 - 9 p.m. at restaurants. Grand Marshal title extended for all born on March 17.
Keyport Fire Dept. St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Five Pipe bands, 5 floats and 18 organizations. Grand Marshal is Harry Aumack, Sr.; Deputy Grand Marshal is Chris Petrizzo.
Begins at St. Joseph's Church at Maple Place, moves to West Fourth street, travels along Maple Place to Broad, turning on West Front St. and ending at Fireman's Park.
Highlands St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Nearly 100 marching units including bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, and decorated floats. Begins in front of Borough Hall, 171 Bay Avenue. 2013 Grand Marshal is Rebecca Kane, Council President/Firefighter; Deputy Grand Marshal is David “Bear” Parker, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator
Keansburg St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday March 24 2013 at 1 p.m.
Starts at Beachway and Raritan Avenue, travels through Carr Avenue to Center Ave, to Main St., to Church St. and ends at Keelen's at Myrtle Avenue. Grand Marshal is Patrick Antonacci, schoolteacher and former mayor; Deputy Marshal is Thomas Cusick, lifelong resident and borough municipal clerk. Seven pipe and highschool bands and 40 organizations. Irish businessman of the day James Conroy, from WA Conroy Association, an insurance firm.