Watch The Parade LIVE!

Sooooo… you can’t make it to the parade? Well, we won’t guilt you for not being there… instead, we’re going to broadcast the parade LIVE – right here – starting at 12:30pm on March 4th 2018… We are excited to offer LIVE streaming directly from YouTube and periodic shout outs of Line of Marchers via Youtube chat.


We are proud to have commemorative Parade shirts available for purchase again this year! The shirts are “Kelly” green and long sleeve and available for $20 each at any of our upcoming fundraisers or by e-mailing


Ad Journal Form

The Parade Committee would be grateful if you would consider participating in this year’s Journal.  The 2018 Journal will be distributed at our Luncheon that is immediately following the Investiture Mass at St. Rose Church on Saturday, March 3rd.  The journal can be a great avenue for advertising your business and/or your affiliations to the Irish-America community of the Jersey Shore as well as honoring our Grand Marshal and Deputy Grand Marshal or remembering our dear friends lost.





The Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces the 2018 STUDENT OF IRISH CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to one boy and one girl currently enrolled or participating in a school or program for an Irish cultural activity.

The scholarship is intended to help students with the expenses of schools, programs or instruction. It must be used to cover tuition at the school, instructor fees, towards the purchase of a musical instrument, or the cost of costumes or other items required for competition.

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FROM North: NJ Turnpike South to Garden State Parkway South, to exit 98. Take 138 east to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.

FROM South: NJ Turnpike North to 195 East, Take 195 East to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.

FROM West: Take 295 to 195 East, Take 195 East to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.

RT. 35 North: about 1 mile to Belmar Marina, Park in Marina, Parade on Main St.

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Dan Reilly

Grand Marshal

Dan Reilly was born in Woodbridge NJ to Jacqueline (nee Gougeon) and Robert Reilly. He has three siblings, Marie, Eugene and Jaclyn. Through Dan’s father he traces his Irish heritage to County Cavan and County Meath. Through his mother’s mother, Katie Moran, he traces his heritage to County Mayo. Dan’s father passed at the young age of 29 due to a motor vehicle accident. Dan was educated in the Woodbridge school system, attending and graduating from Woodbridge High School. 












Patricia Jenkins

Deputy Grand Marshal

Patricia Crimmins Jenkins, was born in Jersey City and grew up in Union Township, NJ.

Her grandmother, Bridia Burke, immigrated to the United States from County Cork and first set foot in the U.S. on Ellis Island. Her grandfather, Michael Crimmins, was born in the UK, then lived in Ireland for a time before he immigrated to the U.S. with his first stop also on Ellis Island.

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Chairmen: Chip Cavanagh Belmar St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee PO Box 331, Belmar, NJ 07719 Tel: 732.280.2648 Fax: 732.280.6787 Email: