Parades Usher In St. Patrick’s Day

A pair of festive participants in last year's South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade (Photo by Diane Norek Harrison)

A pair of festive participants in last year’s South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Photo by Diane Norek Harrison)

STATE – Area St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin on Saturday, March 9, with South Amboy’s annual parade starting at 2 p.m. on Broadway. Jamie Downey is the grand marshal. For more information, visit

The celebrations continue on Sunday, March 10, with Woodbridge’s annual parade beginning at 1:30 p.m.  The route begins at Woodbridge High School, 25 Samuel Lupo Place, and ends at Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street. The grand marshal is Ed Mullen. For more information, visit

The parades continue next weekend with Newark’s, billed as New Jersey’s “First and Finest,” on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. The route proceeds from the Prudential Center to Gateway Center, NJPAC, Military Park, St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, and Washington Park. The grand marshal is Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Esq. For more information, visit

Finally, Union County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. The marching units gather at Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues in Union Township and the parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand before ending at Roosevelt Avenue. Jim Tansey is the grand marshal. For more information, visit

Send us your parade pics! If you have photos from any of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parades, email them to us at Please include the name of the photographer and let us know when and where the photos were taken. Be sure to mark your email “OK to publish.”

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