NJ 101.5 radio station's Big Joe Henry is the grandmaster of the Asbury Park Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

NJ 101.5 radio station’s Big Joe Henry will lead the Asbury Park Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Via Chamber of Commerce press release:

With Parade Day almost here, The Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is putting the finishing touches on spectacular event. This year’s parade has over 50 entries including 12 marching units, 19 bands and 9 floats.

On Sunday March 8th, 2015 Asbury Park will be hosting its Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade route begins at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on Ocean Ave at 5th Ave and continues southwest towards downtown and Main St.

NJ 101.5 radio’s Big Joe Henry will be broadcasting live from McLoone’s Asbury Grille the morning of the parade. Open to the public, fans can join Joe beginning at 9am for brunch and fun prizes.

This year’s parade offers unique entries including a 70-piece Kazoo band. Local favorites Second Life Bikes, The Center, The Jersey Shore Roller Girls, The Asbury Park Boy Scouts, and Veterans of Foreign Wars & Jewish War Veterans will march alongside Asbury Park Education Association and the Asbury Park Fire Department joined by fire companies from neighboring towns. Rescue Ridge and the Humane Society are bringing pups and smiles and The Wonder Bar float will Yap-It-Up with rock star dogs alongside The Stone Pony whose float promises to make a huge splash at the parade with special guest stars.

The parade is supported by a growing list of sponsors including APEA, the Asbury Park Press, The Coaster newspaper, Knock Off printing, The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, WRAT radio, Conover Real Estate, Shore Point Distributing, iSTAR Financial and Madison Marquette.

What Makes the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Unique? Music with a special razzle-dazzle!

Who doesn’t like MUMMERS! The Woodland String Band, Joseph A. Ferko String Band and the Uptown String Band have all joined the parade this year.

Devrin Academy of Dance is back with fancy Irish footwork; the icing on the cake for the Monmouth County Pipe & Drums, Rancocas Pipe Band, Cuchullain Pipe Band, Essex Shillelagh Pipes & Drums and St. Ann’s of Hampton Pipe Band.

Asbury Park’s parade showcases our musical roots on a wave of floats sponsored by local music venues! Don’t miss LIVE music on the Lakehouse Music Academy float or The Sammy Boyd Productions float featuring The Weeklings with Glen Burtnik. Local favorite Pat Guadagno makes a debut at the parade this year. The Saint music club will be floating down the parade route  with Karmic Juggernaut.

Many Asbury Park restaurants have helped to make this year’s parade happen – PORTA is open for Sunday brunch at the start of the parade and TAKA is a great spot to catch the parade just after the reviewing stand on Cookman Ave. Shops and galleries are all part of the mix on parade day in Asbury Park. There will be lots to do after the parade.

The Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public. All are welcome, including dogs. More parade details at