POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 12th 2020
DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CONCERNS
Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Get ready to wear green because it’s time for the Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! It’s the 39th year this popular parade is being held in, of course, Bergenfield.
The parade begins this Sunday, March 15th, at 2 pm and ends at 4 pm or there about. This is a highly popular annual tradition. It brings out thousands of people rain or shine every year. Sunday will be no different. Not even the Corona virus will dampen the Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Weather is predicted to be 51 degrees and sunny. The crowd is going to be huge as a result.
The public celebration begins with The Flag Raising Ceremony at 1 pm. This takes place at the Roy Brown Middle School on Washington Ave. The parade takes off from there at 2 pm moving up on Washington Avenue.
Bergen County’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade features Irish dancing by both children and adults and at least 3 bagpipe groups. There are, additionally, Irish music and singers, antique cars, fire engines, high school bands plus much more. It really is a lot of fun.
The Irish Community
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.
The Bergen County St. Patrick’s Day Parade is sponsored by the Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County. The Council began in 1980. It’s affectionately known as the Bergen Irish. The goal was to combine Bergen County Irish clubs and associations into one organization to promote Irish culture and celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Additionally the Council gives out awards for positive contributions to society.
Local Irish Restaurants
Come on out this Sunday, March 15th, and enjoy the Bergen County St Patrick’s Day Parade. Have a pint of Guinness and a wonderful meal afterwards at one of our great local Irish restaurants – Tommy Fox’s Public House /Bergenfield, Blarney Station /East Rutherford, Biddy O’Malley’s /Englewood & Northvale and Shannon Rose /Ramsey