The 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade is approaching! Get out your green and Irish spirit Sunday, March 13, at 3:30 pm.

Parade Weekend kicks off with a gala reception to honor this year’s Grand Marshal, Bill Burke at David’s Country Inn. The reception dinner features live music and a dance performance by Slattery School of Irish Dance. All are welcome to reserve seating for the night through online ticket purchase at HKTWN.com, phone or in-person at the BID office. The Grand Marshal Reception takes place Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 7:00-9:30 pm.

Grand Marshal Bill Burke will then lead the 8th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, including over 50 participants. Enjoy the sounds and experience of Rory O’Moore Pipes and Drums, Rampant Lion Pipe Band, to local favorites Junior and Senior Colonial Musketeers, Hackettstown High School Tiger Marching Band, and performers from Slattery Irish Dance School, and Heritage Irish Dance Company. Local businesses, services, volunteer and community groups have also signed up to be part of this highly anticipated celebration.

Hackettstown and surrounding elementary students are invited to take part in a coloring contest, with winners of the coloring contest marching in the parade. Pets are welcome participants, and can take part in a St. Patrick’s-themed costume contest. Pets and owners walk together in their own section. Additionally, there will be an Irish themed parade float contest, trophy to be awarded for best design.

As Parade Weekend approaches, look for specials and offers from your Hackettstown businesses to get into the festive, Irish spirit.

Register here for parade participation until Thursday March 3, 2016.

For additional information on pets in parade, floats, marching, sponsorship opportunities, or other parade involvement, email or call us at 908-850-5004.

3 Response Comments

  • Diana GallagherMarch 2, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    We have registered for the parade are are so looking forward to the fun. Is there anything that we need to know ahead of time?
    We have a truck pulling a trailer type of float and plan on passing ou candies…if that is allowed.
    Please advise what we need to do to proceed. .
    Information like where do we meet to set up pre-parade would be helpful.

    Thank you

    Diana Gallagher
    Gallaghers Plmg & Htg

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    • Hackettstown BIDMarch 3, 2016 at 10:20 AM

      Hi Diana, parade packets with lineup location, arrival times and where to park, etc. will be delivered by email to the group point of contact no later than next Monday.

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    • Hackettstown BIDMarch 3, 2016 at 10:20 AM

      Hi Diana, parade packets with lineup location, arrival times and where to park, etc. will be delivered by email to the group point of contact no later than next Monday.

      Reply

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