NEW JERSEY - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, but Garden State parades are already poised to showcase their Irish pride with a lot of green, music, dancing and of course fun. If you missed Belmar's signature parade last weekend, take heart. There are plenty of more parades to be had before and after St. Patrick's Day on March 17.

  • March 9 at noon in Seaside Heights - The parade route heads down the boulevard.
  • March 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Woodbridge - The parade begins at Woodbridge High School and concludes at Woodbridge Town Hall. Stick around for the post parade party at the Woodbridge Community Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • March 10 at 1 p.m. in Asbury Park - The parade route begins at Fifth Avenue and Ocean Avenue and continues along Ocean Avenue before heading up Cookman. If you are heading here, arrive early or take advantage of the Asbury Park NJ Transit train stop.
  • March 10 at 1 p.m. in Rumson - The one-mile parade route begins on Allen Street and River Road.
  • March 16 at 2 p.m. in South Amboy
  • March 17 at 1 p.m. in Freehold - The parade on St. Patrick's Day caps off a week of St. Patrick's Day fun. Route begins at Mclean Street and ends at the Elk's Lodge.
  • March 23 at 2 p.m. in the Highlands - The parade begins at Waterwitch Avenue and continues along Bay Avenue.
  • March 23 at 1 p.m. in Keyport - The parade begins at St. Joseph's Church on Maple Place.