ASBURY PARK ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
February Events and Parade Highlights
Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee announces a fun line-up of events in February leading up to the Asbury Parade – as well as highlights planned for this year.
February 8th kicks off the parade season with a fundraiser at the Anchor’s Bend at the Asbury Park Boardwalk. All-you-can-eat pizza is on tap with a $10 donation. Noon – 4:00pm at this casual bar & restaurant featuring select craft beers, fine spirits and gastro-pub style kitchen.
Next up the 2015 Grand Marshall, Big Joe Henry will be honored at a special dinner hosted by the Parade Committee at Jimmy’s Restaurant on Asbury Ave, Asbury Park on February 19th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Tickets are available for $50, which includes buffet dinner and a beverage ticket. A fun evening featuring dinner, music and a silent auction. The proceeds benefit the parade. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win one of (3) trips to Ireland for two; sponsored by Excel Travel. A portion of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Asbury Park Historical Society.
It may be winter but restaurants are in bloom in Asbury Park. The newly opened Asbury Festhalle Biergarten joins local favorites Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits as great post-parade hotspots. A final brunch fundraiser is planned for February 22 from 11:00am – 2:00pm, at the new TAKA restaurant (prime Cookman Ave viewing destination on parade day). Plan ahead; DJ’s Delights offers fun Irish-themed catering for your parade party. Restaurants, shops and cozy lounges will be hopping downtown and at the boardwalk – make a day of it with the family!
The parade is supported by a growing list of sponsors including APEA, the Asbury Park Press, The Coaster newspaper, Knock Off printing, DJ’s Delights, Johnny Mac’s, Kim Marie’s, and Madison Marquette.
What Makes the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Unique? Music! In addition to traditional pipe and drum bands, Asbury Park, Neptune and Ocean Township high school marching bands – we’ve got MUMMERS! The Woodland String Band will be back and will be joined by a second group of festive mummers.
Asbury Park’s parade showcases our musical roots on a wave of floats sponsored by local music venues! Don’t miss LIVE music on the Lakehouse Music Academy float or the Asbury Lanes float. The Sammy Boyd Productions float presents the Weeklings with Glen Burtnik. Local favorite Pat Guadagno makes a debut at the parade this year and the Stone Pony/Wonder Bar prize-winning longest float in HISTORY will be back with more live music. In keeping with Irish tradition, Asbury Park even has its very own patron…the iconic Saint music club will be floating down the parade route this year.
The Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public. All are welcome to participate and spectate including dogs! Donations can be made via the website or sent to PO Box 694, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Dinner tickets are available for sale at the Asbury Park Fire House, Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits and at The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce office on Springwood Ave, Asbury Park.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parade Staff via email@example.com