SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville celbrated its 25th anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Parade yesterday, and a people from all over New Jersey were in attendance. The Somerville event has grown to be one of the largest in the state. 

The celebration of Irish heritage featured legendary Irish musician Willie Lynch and his wife Beverly as grand marshals.

There were eight pipe and drum Irish bands and 75 marching units, including the Somerset Police Pipe & Drums; St. Ann’s of Hampton Pipe & Drums, the MacGregor Pipe Band, the Immaculata High School Color Guard and Marching Band, the Somerville High School Marching Band and the Mummers’ Aqua String Band.