The parade route for the Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday is similar to previous: a jaunt north on Main Street from Lake Como.
Marchers, pipes and drums, civic groups and other paraders will check in and awaiting staging prior to the 12:30 p.m. kick-off of the parade.
Businesses and homes near the parade route are known to have front-lawn festivities and viewing stations to help celebrate the massive swell of Irish pride, but the curb is still the place to get the best view. Attendees are expected to line up early for the best spots along the parade route, which starts at North Boulevard and F Street in Lake Como, which turns into Main Street once in Belmar. The parade then continues and heads north past borough hall.
A check-in for participants is at the parade start, and a drop-off for marchers is at the base of Lake Como, North Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
Parade day marks the first time since Hurricane Sandy that Ocean Avenue will open to traffic. It will close for continued construction Monday.
A complete map of the parade route and staging area is above. For additional parade info visit the parade organizers' website, here.