Get ready to wear green because it’s time for the Bergen County St Patrick’s Day Parade! It’s the 38th year this popular parade is being held in, of course, Bergenfield. The parade will begin at 2 pm and end at 4 pm or there about. An annual tradition, it brings out thousands of people rain or shine every year and this Sunday will be no different.
The 2019 Grand Marshal is Patsy McLoughlin because of her contributions to Irish culture and Irish dance. Patsy is the owner of McLoughlin School of Irish Dance. For over 50 years her school has promoted Irish dance and she’s been a force in Bergen County’s Irish community. This is a very well deserved honor.
The day begins with The Flag Raising Ceremony at 1 pm at the Roy Brown Middle School on Washington Ave. The Parade then takes off from there at 2 pm.
Bergen County’s St Patrick’s Day Parade features Irish dancing by both children and adults, at least 3 bagpipe bands, antique cars, live music and more. It really is a lot of fun.
Bergen County has a proud and strong Irish community. Because there are so many people of Irish descent in Bergenfield the parade has always been held here. Statewide, 10% of New Jersey residents have an Irish heritage according to Wikipedia.
So come on out this Sunday, March 10th, and enjoy the Bergen County St Patrick’s Day Parade. Afterwards have a meal at one of our great local Irish restaurants – Tommy Fox’s Public House in Bergenfield or Biddy O’Malley’s in Englewood or Northvale.