Welcome to the
Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Parade Committee of the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, CEAD MILE FAITE!
The Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be a festival of color, music and fun featuring marching bands from area high schools, Irish Step Dancers, floats, antique & classis cars, veteran groups, scouting organizations, non-profit clubs & organizations, schools, novelty acts, local & area business and, of course, lots of bagpipe bands.
We have two goals in mind, presenting a safe, fun-filled parade for the entire family and promoting the awareness and appreciation of the many contributions the Irish-American community has made to our American culture, business and government.
In addition to a great Parade, we’ve planned several fun cultural and educational activities for the preceding month including activities where you can:
• learn a few Irish words and expressions
• celebrate and gain new appreciation of Irish poets, authors and music
• view slide shows and exhibits
• learn the basics of playing the Irish Bodhran and tin whistle
• learn traditional Irish dancing
• help with the “greening” of the parade route with shamrocks
There will also be several parade fundraisers with Irish music, food, and a few other surprises. In a word, FUN!
Whether you’re participating by marching in the parade or as a spectator, we’ve tried to fill this website with information that will make your parade experience both fun and hassle-free. Need an application to march? Need parking information? Places to eat & drink? Just go to the menu on the left and we think you’ll find what you’ll need. We’ll be updating and adding information on a weekly basis so come back often. If you still can’t find something call me at 732-224-9097 or email us and we’ll try to answer your questions.
We even have information, should the spirit move you, on how you can become a volunteer and help us on any of the dozen committees.