BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — This month has certainly been filled with plenty of “pregaming” before the 47th annual Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 1.

Boathouse Bar & Grill and Marina Grille hosted fundraisers, featuring food, drink and entertainment with an Irish flair, for the much-anticipated parade, which draws nearly 6,000 marchers, more than 40 bands and some 200,000 spectators.

On Saturday, February 29, an Investiture Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 601 Seventh Avenue, Belmar. It will be followed by a luncheon at Doolan’s Shore Club, 500 Route 71, Spring Lake Heights. The donation is $35.

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Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on March 1 in Lake Como at 22nd Avenue and Main Street, where marchers will assemble around the lake. From there, the parade will continue north on Main Street, crossing into Belmar and proceeding to Sixth Avenue.

For more information, visit the parade’s website, or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee can be reached at 732-280-2648 or by email at info@abelmarparade.com.

For the latest updates and more fundraiser photos, visit the parade’s Facebook page.

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