Shamrocks By the Sea is sponsored and produced by The Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. Every year we present our parade on the First Saturday in March. This years it will be held on Saturday March 7th. The parade starts at noon on the Boulevard. Please click the Link below and it will take you to our parade website for more information.
In an effort to help support Seaside Park , we have teamed up with the town to help bring people back to Seaside Park after the season is over.
BRING A CHAIR TO GET A GOOD SPOT TO SEE ALL OF OUR BANDS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.
SHAMROCK AND THISTLE PIPE BAND
1:00 - 1:45
4:00 - 4:45
Come and enjoy your Toms Rivers own Shamrock and Thistle Pipe Band as they perform an exhibition during a break for Bally Haunis. Lead by our Parades President, Tom King
10:00 National Anthems
11:00 - 11:45
12:00 - 12: 45
1:00 - 2:00 BREAK
2:00 - 2:45
3:00 - 3:45
4:00 - 5:00 BREAK
5:00 - End of event.
We are fortunate to have Bally Haunis back again as our entertainment for tour fourth year. You have seen them kick off our parade in March, at our annual Irish Wake in February and at P.J Sweeny's in Brick and other local events. These crowd pleasers are sure to entertain everyone in attendance.
Our fourth annual Celtic Festival. Located on the bay in Sea Side Park. This event is sponsored by your Saint Patrick's Day parade committee. We are trying to keep the Irish spirit alive until our parade comes again in March.
CRAFT VENDOR INFORMATION
Every year we host our festival. We strive for traditional Irish craft vendors and have a mix of local vendors. This years festival, we will adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines prescribed by the State of New Jersey. There will be ten feet separating each vendor. All vendors will be required to wear a face covering. Please click the button below to submit print out and mail you completed application.
If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Jockel Festival Chair (609) 489-9221
FOOD VENDOR INFORMATION
Food vendors, as we try and not to duplicate the types of food at our event, please contact Patrick Jockel prior to submitting any food application. This years festival, we will adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines prescribed by the State of New Jersey. There will be ten feet separating each vendor. All vendors will be required to wear a face covering. Please click the button below to submit print out and mail you completed application.
Patrick Jockel Festival Chair (609) 489-9221
OCEANS OF LOVE CANCER AWARENESS
This year, we donated $1057 from the tips our beer tenders received from this years festival and presented it to Andy Chase while on hi billboard Radiothon. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Raising awareness of the “22 daily Veteran suicides” epidemic as well as providing Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a diversity of restorative and therapeutic programs/non-profit organizations at no cost to the veteran.
ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS
MICHAEL DAVITT DIVISION #11
Irish Fraternal Organization. Contact Patrick Jockel Division President for information.
The Toms River/Jackson division of the A.O.H. Founded in 2014. The A.O.H, An Irish Catholic organization in the US. Our division was named after Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League in Ireland. They protected the itinerant farmers from being thrown off their lands without cause.
REMEMBER our fallen U.S. veterans.
HONOR those who serve.
TEACH your children the value of freedom.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Join us by sponsoring a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local sponsorship group.