The Belmar St. Patricks Day Parade was started 41 years ago on Main Street as a showcase for the "Irish Riviera" (a.k.a. Avon, Belmar, Lake Como and Spring Lake). Since then the parade has grown tremendously. This year we expect more than 5,500 marchers, floats, antique cars, trucks, etc. We expect 200,000 spectators to join us on this glorious day!