The Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of the biggest Jersey Shore traditions, and it'll be here before you know it. Here's everything you need to know.

The 2018 parade steps off Sunday, March 4th at 12:30 p.m., rain or shine.

It starts at 22nd Ave. in Lake Como, and runs north along the length of Main St., winding down around 6th Ave. in Belmar. Be sure to look for 94.3 The Point!

Anyone marching in the parade should be dropped off at North Blvd. at Surf Ave. on the east end of Lake Como.

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Even though the parade doesn't start until 12:30, Main St. and surrounding roads will most likely be closed between 10 and 11 a.m. If you want to find a decent parking spot, arrive early and park EAST of Main St.

You can always take the train. The Belmar NJ Transit station is behind Belmar Plaza between 8th and 10th Ave. It's very close to the parade route, and they'll be providing extra trains between Bay Head and Long Branch on parade day!

The Belmar train station circled, is nearby the parade route. (Google Maps)

The most family-friendly areas tend to be south of 19th Ave., and north of 14th Ave. The busiest areas are around 16th Ave. and the stands near 8th Ave.

Definitely, bundle up, bring your beach chairs and blankets, and join the fun!

If you can't make it there in person, this year's parade will be live-streamed via YouTube. You can watch it HERE!

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