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Come celebrate our 51st Anniversary

Welcome to Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Official Website

March 3rd, 2024








The parade committee is pleased to announce that the Grand Marshal for our 50th parade in 2023 is Chip Cavanagh, our chairman. Chip was selected by our executive committee to be the sole GM on this special anniversary due to his dedication and many years of service to the parade. In 2024, the parade shall return to having 2 GM’s – one male and one female.


Please join us in congratulating Chip!

Upcoming Events

Parade Route Map

Watch Live & Past Parades here!

LIVE stream coming
March 5th, 2023 at 12:30pm

Proud to announce Hahn films will be videoing and commentating on stream again this year!

Meet the Grand Marshal

Eugene Joseph Cavanagh, Jr

Eugene Joseph Cavanagh, Jr. is known to all as Chip Cavanagh. Chip was born at Jersey Shore Medical Center, formerly known as Fitkin Hospital, to Eugene
“Gene” and Jacqueline “Jackie” Cavanagh.

Read More…


2023 Ad Journal

Please check out the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade ad journal and support our sponsors and contributors.

Street closure info for Sunday from Belmar PD:

Good Afternoon, this is Chief Tina Scott of the Belmar Police Department with an important announcement:

On Sunday March 5th, the Boroughs of Belmar and Lake Como will be hosting the 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Beginning at 6:00 am the Belmar and Lake Como Department of Public Works will begin to place barricades along Main Street from 5th Avenue South to North Blvd. Main Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic by 8:00am and until the conclusion of the parade.

If you need to travel to areas East of Main Street, please utilize 5th Avenue, or Ocean Avenue by way of Spring Lake.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be permitted on 8th Avenue, 12th Avenue and eastbound traffic on 18th Ave.  until 11:30am.

Parade participant staging areas will be on the westbound side of 18th Avenue and North Blvd. from B Street to Main Street and will be closed starting at 7:00am. Proof of residency will be required to travel east of Main Street in the area of 18th Ave and North Blvd.  


Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and have a great day.


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.


Click HERE for information
(NJ Transit will announce exact schedule as date gets closer)