The next parade fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 9 at Marina Grille in Belmar.

LAKE COMO, NJ — The hometown crowd got the party going at Bar Anticipation on January 26, as the third fundraiser for the 47th annual Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade rolled into town.

And they had a little help from The Snakes, whose members kicked it up with their special kind of Irish music, and a performance by the St. Brendan the Navigator Pipes and Drums Corps from Point Pleasant.

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Grand marshal Scott Fitzgerald of Old Bridge and deputy grand marshal Eileen Donnelly Biennas of Monroe made their rounds through the house, as parade chairman Eugene "Chip" Cavanagh of Lake Como welcomed everyone to the high-spirited event.

For more photos of the benefit, visit the parade’s Facebook page by clicking here.

Three Sunday fundraisers remain for the parade, to be held on Sunday, March 1.

  • February 9: Marina Grille, 905 Route 35, Belmar.
  • February 16: Boathouse Bar & Grill, 1309 Main Street, Belmar.
  • February 23: Friendly Sons of Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore, 815 16th Avenue, Belmar.

Each event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., offering a hot and cold buffet and entertainment, as well the traditional playing of the pipes and drums. Cost is $15.

All proceeds raised will help cover the cost of the much-anticipated parade, which has grown into one of the largest and best attended parades in New Jersey with 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.

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.

To register an organization or group to march in the parade, click here.

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, follow the parade on Facebook.

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