SEASIDE HEIGHTS — A brewing storm has prompted Seaside Heights to postpone the Seaside Heights 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Instead of Saturday (March 12), the event is slated for Saturday, April 2, at noon.

That's pending township approval, organizers said Thursday on the parade website.

"Saturday's weather is not going to be very friendly. In fact, I don't think there will be a substantial break for outdoor activities," according to New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow, who said the postponement was "unfortunate, but a good call."

Also delayed due to the forecast, the 25th Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The parade itself is in Union Township, while the day's festivities start with the Thornstick Mass, hosted in conjunction with the Elizabeth A.O.H. at St. Patrick's Church in Elizabeth.

Both have been postponed until Saturday, March 26, according to the parade website.

In North Wildwood, parade festivities for Saturday have a rain plan in which the "ceremony and festivities will be moved to the inside of the North Wildwood Recreation Center located at 9th and Central Avenues."

In Mercer County's Hamilton Township, the St. Patrick's Day Parade was rescheduled a week as well to March 19.

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