To join the March 1 parade, late registration will be accepted until Wednesday, February 19.

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The final fundraiser for the 47th annual Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, February 23 at the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore.

The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the club, located at 815 16th Avenue in Belmar, featuring a hot and cold buffet and entertainment, as well the traditional playing of the pipes and drums. Cost is $15.

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All proceeds will help cover the cost of the much-anticipated parade on Sunday, March 1, 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. Late registration will be accepted until Wednesday, February 19. 

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.