I was in Atlantic City over the weekend, and I didn’t realize it at first, but it was the day of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. This was an opportunity that I’m glad we were given. Normally I wouldn’t think much about stopping to watch a parade, but this was an exception. This was a really cool event. I would recommend anyone visiting Atlantic City or a nearby Jersey Shore town in subsequent years to attend this event if possible. I believe this year was the 27th consecutive occurrence.
All the spectators were dressed in green with all kinds of cool looking green shirts and hats. One of the local businesses was actually selling beer right on the boardwalk and people were walking around with bottles. I always thought it was illegal to drink on the boardwalk, but I guess during this time, they turn their backs (which I have no problem with). Many people had coolers filled with beer. I actually think they should always allow people to drink on the boardwalk (and only on the boardwalk) kind of like the strip in Vegas.
Since I was there I took some video footage to share with you. These videos are also posted to the site’s YouTube channel.
I suggest checking the parade’s website for information about subsequent years. If you are in town while it is happening, it is worth a visit.