A sea of Irish green will sweep over Belmar, New Jersey, for the 51st annual Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 3, 2024.
The procession of pipe bands, fire trucks and parade floats begins at 12:30 p.m. on North Lake Boulevard and Main Street in Lake Como. The marchers proudly proceed along Belmar's Main Street, heading north to the border of Avon by the Sea.
Parade Day draws tens of thousands of visitors to Belmar every first Sunday in March. Spectators are encouraged to arrive prior to the start of the parade to get a prime spot along the Main Street route. New Jersey Transit provides rail service into the Belmar train station for the event.
The Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade is among the largest in New Jersey and kicks off a month of Irish-American festivities throughout the Garden State.
Click here to register your band or organization to march in the 2024 parade. Registration closes at midnight on February 17.
The Belmar parade is a rain-or-shine event. No rain date will be scheduled in case of inclement weather.
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