Sunday, March 15, 2020
Parade kick off at 3:30pm
The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is bringing the 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to town, Sunday, March 15, 2020. This Irish-American tradition attracts more than 14,000 visitors—making this parade one of the biggest events in Hackettstown. Streets fill with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors line up along the curb, in store windows and porches to celebrate and witness the festive parade.
The parade will kick off at 3:30 pm with Grand Marshal Joseph “Joe” Barnes, visiting us from Hacketstown, Ireland, leading numerous participants including Irish dance groups, Irish bands, community groups, bagpipes, drums, community clubs and groups, animals, Hackettstown and surrounding area fire departments and rescue squads, as well as hometown favorites Junior and Senior Colonial Musketeers and the Hackettstown Community Band.
This parade is pet-friendly, with a special pet costume contest sponsored by Doggie Styleashes. Dress your pets for the chance to win prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. Judging will be held at Czig Meister Brewing (106 Valentine Street) starting at 3pm sharp. Pets will then be invited to walk in the parade dressed in their St. Patrick and Irish Heritage costumes.
The BID is encouraging floats as part of participation, too. There will be a parade float contest as in past years, in St. Patrick and Irish Heritage theme and open to designers’ creativity. Participants can confirm their floats in their registration form below.
Registration is open for individuals, businesses and other groups to be part of this highly anticipated event.