UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Union scheduled for Saturday has been canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"For the safety of families and those attending, we felt it was better to cancel this year's parade," said parade General Chairperson Jessica Cunningham.  "We hope everyone has a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year."

"We would like to thank all of our long time organizations, supporters, and sponsors for continuing to make our parade a success," added Cunningham.  "Without their support, we would not be able to put this great family parade on the street year after year."

The 24th Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade was scheduled to step off on Morris Avenue on Saturday, March 14, at 1:00 p.m.