The Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce our 2013 Grand Marshal is Larry Walsh of Howell, and our Deputy Grand Marshals are Jackie Cavanagh and Anne Aker, both of Belmar. They will be installed at Mass at 10:00 a.m., March 2, 2013 at St. Rose Church, Belmar, followed by a luncheon at Doolan’s Shore Club. (for tickets call 732-280-2648). Grand Marshal Larry Walsh and Deputy Grand Marshals Jackie Cavanagh and Anne Aker will be leading one of the largest parades in NJ on March 3, 2013.

An Evening of Irish Culture will be held on March 1, 2013 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Waterview Pavilion, Belmar. In 1974 the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade proceeded down the Main Streets of Belmar and Lake Como. Forty years later this parade is a Jersey Shore tradition and one of the largest parades in NJ. Join us as we recognize those who founded and organized the first parade, plus all the Grand and Deputy Grand Marshals of the past 40 years. Let’s celebrate 40 years of Irish culture at the Shore! Music by Thomas Wesley Stern. Tickets are $65 in advance only through Feb. 22 (no sales at the door). Includes hors d’oeuvres, 4 course dinner and open bar. Tickets will be available via Pay Pal or send check payable to (include phone # and e-mail) Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, P.O. Box 331, Belmar, NJ 07719. Any questions, please contact

In celebration of the 40 years of the parade, we are still looking for any Grand Marshals and Deputy Grand Marshals who have not yet been contacted by the parade committee to please contact us. ( or 732-280-2648). We don’t want to miss anyone!
The remaining fundraisers are:
2/10/13 Connolly Station, Belmar; 2-6 p.m.; hot and cold buffet, bag pipes; donation $10.00
2/17/13 BoatHouse Bar & Grill, Belmar; 2-6 p.m.; Hot & cold buffet; bag pipes; donation $10.00
2/24/13 507 Main Street, Belmar; 2-6 p.m.; hot and cold buffet; bag pipes, Donation $10.00