St. Patrick's Day Parade a Morris County Tradition

View the lineup and get ready to celebrate.

It's almost here! The Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade begins in less than 48 hours.

The parade lineup has been released, and you can view the complete lineup in the PDF in the Photos & Videos section of this article.

This year's parade begins at noon Saturday, March 9 in front of Kings on South Street. From there it will proceed down South Street and around the green, ending on Atno Avenue.

Who's Who of St. Patrick's Day

This year's parade includes 20 bands, representatives from the Police Unity Tour, Morris County mayors, freeholders and council members, visiting congressmen, state representatives, and of course floats from sponsors such as Wells Fargo Bank, Morristown Medical Center, Knights of Columbus and Lakeland Bank.

You'll also see floats from The Seeing Eye (yes, dogs wil be part of the float), the Morristown and Morris Township Library, Molly Malone's, Dublin Pup, Blackthorn Pub, St. Patick School, Market Street Mission and local volunteer fire departments from throughout Morris County.

Oh, and there are about 70,000 spectators—that's you!—expected to come join in the festivities.

Talk about a grand marshal

Morris Sheriff Edward V. Rochford will be the 34th parade grand marshal. The Morris Township resident traces his family roots to County Cork, Ireland, and is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County, The Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey and the Paul W. McKenna Morris County Chapter of the Emerald Society.

Need a place to park?

On-street parking will be available Saturday, but not along the parade route. Municipal lots will also be open. Arrive early, and be responsible! Designate a sober driver or hire a car or taxi to pick you up.

And don't forget the man for which the parade is named. A celebration Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 91 Maple Ave.

The Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence is also hosting a breakfast with keynote speaker Rob Cox', a Newtown, Conn. native and co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise at 9:30 a.m. at the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown.

So pull out your best green and make sure to look for Patch Saturday at the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade!

The Woman's Club of Morristown March 08, 2013 at 03:46 PM
The Evening Social Services Department of the Woman’s Club of Morristown will be selling light refreshments at the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at 9 am. Club members will be set up in front of the clubhouse, the historic Dr. Lewis Condict House, at 51 South Street in Morristown. Available will be hot and cold beverages including cocoa, coffee, water, and iced tea; salty snacks; and cookies. The Club will also sell necklaces, bracelets, pins, and temporary tattoos to encourage the wearing of the green. Proceeds from the sale go towards Project Gratitude. Project Gratitude honors and thanks members of the United States Armed Forces for their service. The Woman's Club of Morristown delivers gift bags four times a year to veterans on the Women’s Treatment Unit at the Lyons, NJ, campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. The winter delivery also includes gift bags for male veterans on the PTSD unit. The gift bags include toiletries, puzzle books, and other necessities for the service members.


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