PHOTOS: St. Patrick’s parade marches through Downtown Hackettstown
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown was buzzing Sunday afternoon with thousands of people gathering at the 14th annual Hackettstown Business Improvement District’s St. Patrick’s Parade.
This Irish-American tradition attracted thousands of spectators—making this parade one of the biggest events in Hackettstown.
Streets were filled with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors lined up along the curb, in store windows and porches to celebrate and witness the festive parade.
The parade kicked off at 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Grand Avenue and Washington Street with Grand Marshal Mr. Robert “Bob” Moore leading numerous participants including Irish dance groups, Irish bands, community groups, bagpipes and drums, Centenary University and Hackettstown High School teams and clubs, 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 was sponsored by Atlantic Health System/Foundation for Hackettstown Medical Center, Bright Smiles 4 Kids, Calico Country Flowers, Centenary University, Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership, John Johnson Auto Group, Maguire Scala Memorial home, Mars Wrigley, Stuber Insurance, The House of the Good Shepherd, Wawa, and WRNJ Radio.