March 4th 12:30pm
Welcome to the Official Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Web Site
To All the Parade Spectators;
The Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee would like to thank all of you for attending our 45th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The weather cleared up, the sun came out and the streets were lined with families and friends who came to watch the parade. It is because of all of you that we have become the largest and the best parade in all of New Jersey.
Remember our parade is always the first Sunday in March. We are looking forward to seeing you all there again next year.
The Parade Committee
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.
STUDENT OF IRISH CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
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.
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.
EXTRA TRAINS TO OPERATE FOR BELMAR ST. PATRICK′S DAY PARADE Click HERE for information
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.
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.