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Hackettstown’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is this Sunday, police issue traffic advisory

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Business Improvement District invites residents to enjoy a day of music, food and dancing all with Irish flare this Sunday, March 15 for the 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade will kick off at 3:30 p.m. 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.

The 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, located at 106 Valentine Street, starting at 3:00 p.m. sharp. Pets will then be invited to walk in the parade dressed in their St. Patrick and Irish Heritage costumes.

Hackettstown Police issued a traffic advisory for the day of the parade, advising visitors that Route 46 (Main Street) between Liberty Street and Warren Street and Route 182 (Mountain Avenue) between Route 46 (Main Street) and Victoria Lane will be closed at 3:15 p.m.

Police officers will be on scene directing traffic around the road closure.

There will also be no parking/tow away zones on the following streets starting at 2:00 p.m.:

  • Route 46 (Main Street )between Grand Avenue and Warren Street.
  • Washington Street between Church Street and Valentine Street.
  • Franklin Street between Liberty Street and Route 517 (High Street).
  • Liberty Street between Route 46 and Franklin Street.
  • Valentine Street between Route 46 (Main Street) and Beatty Street.
  • Madison Street between Valentine St and Grand Avenue.
  • Monroe Street between Valentine St and Grand Avenue.
  • Jefferson Street between Valentine St and Grand Avenue.
  • Washington Street between Warren St and Bells Lane.
  • Victoria Lane between Route 182 (Mountain Avenue) and Mitchell Road.
  • Bells Lane between Route 182 (Mountain Avenue) and Washington Street.

Any vehicles parked in any of those areas will be ticketed and towed, police said.

Parking is available in any of the municipal parking lots and on many side streets, police said.

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