Community Events

Hackettstown Prepares for 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on 3/10

Hackettstown,
NJ—The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is bringing the 11th
Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to town, Sunday, March 10, 2019. 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.

To inspire
the Irish spirit in all of us, the BID will be honoring the 2019 Grand Marshal,
Mr. J. Travis, with a gala reception in town. More information about the
reception and ticket reservations is available on hackettstownbid.com.

The parade will
kick off at 3:30 pm with Grand Marshal James “Jim” Travis leading numerous
participants including Irish dance groups, Irish bands, community groups, bagpipes,
drums, Centenary University 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. Pets will be invited to walk the parade as St. Patrick and Irish
Heritage costume contestants, after judging.

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, available on the BID website under Events.

As Parade
Week approaches, specials will become available from Hackettstown businesses to
offer the community a festive, Irish spirit.

Registration
is open for individuals, businesses and other groups to be part of this highly
anticipated event. Visit hackettstownbid.com/stpatricksparade/registration/.