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Countdown To The 2020 Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Christine Cardellino

Pipe Bands, Festive Floats And More At The Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade

Updated: Feb 29

Belmar officials are in the final phases of preparation for the 47th annual Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

According to an announcement from the Belmar Police Department, "Beginning at 6:00 a.m., the entire length of Main Street in Belmar and Lake Como from 5th Avenue South to North Boulevard will be closed to all vehicular traffic until the conclusion of the parade. If you need to travel to areas east of Main Street, please use 5th Avenue or utilize Ocean Avenue by way of Spring Lake. Eastbound and Westbound traffic will be permitted on 8th Avenue and 12th Avenue until 11:30 a.m. The parade participants staging area will be closed from 18th Avenue and North Boulevard from B Street to Main Street starting at 6:00 a.m."


The sprawling sea of pipe bands and parade floats begins at 12:30 p.m. on North Lake Boulevard and Main Street in Lake Como, New Jersey. The marchers proudly proceed along Main Street in Belmar, heading north to the border of Avon by the Sea.

Parade Day draws thousands of visitors to Belmar every first Sunday in March. Spectators are encouraged to arrive prior to 10 a.m. to get a prime spot along the parade route before town officials close key roads. New Jersey Transit provides rail service into the Belmar train station for the event, and extra trains have been added to the schedule for March 1.

The Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade is among the largest in New Jersey and ushers in a month of Irish-American festivities throughout the Garden State.


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Belmar Parade 2020 Fund-Raisers

The Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is holding six fund-raisers for the 2020 parade. All proceeds directly support the event. The schedule of Belmar Parade fund-raisers is:


Sunday, January 12, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Salty Whale

390 Main Street

Manasquan, New Jersey

$15 donation includes hot and cold buffet, complimentary drink, music, and bag pipers.


Saturday, January 18, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

15 Oak Street

Old Bridge, New Jersey

$15 donation includes hot and cold buffet, Irish music, and performances by FSOS Old Bridge pipes and drums band.


Sunday, January 26, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Bar Anticipation

703 16th Avenue

Lake Como, New Jersey

$15 donation includes hot and cold buffet, complimentary drink, live Irish music by The Snakes, and performances by pipes and drums.


Sunday, February 9, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Marina Grille

902 Highway 35

Belmar, New Jersey

$15 donation includes hot and cold buffet, live music, and performances by pipes and drums.


Sunday, February 16, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Boathouse Bar & Grill

1309 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey

$15 donation includes hot and cold buffet, live music, and performances by pipes and drums.


Sunday, February 23, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

815 16th Avenue

Belmar, New Jersey

$15 donation includes hot and cold buffet, live music, and performances by The Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shore Shillelaghs.


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For more information, visit the Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee's Facebook page and www.belmarparade.com. To register your band or organization to march in the 2020 parade, click here or email info@belmarparade.com.


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