A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Keyport 2010 St Patrick's Day Parade Starts at 1 pm

Keyport is holding its annual St Patrick's Day Parade today at 1 pm. The weather is wonderful, but be advised that people have already started staking out their spots along the parade route, West Front Street is closed off,  and the parking lot near Ye Cottage Inn is pretty much full. A reviewing stand has been set up across the street from Espresso Joe's. The fire department is lining up its trucks and the bagpipers are warming up. You still have time to drop in for an espresso and watch the parade.

Other events scheduled this summer in Keyport:
  • The Waterfront Park Grand Opening will be on 22 May. Music, food, and celebrations begin that Saturday at noon.
  • The Memorial Day Parade will be Saturday 29 May at noon. 
  • Two antique car shows are scheduled for 11 June and 17 September in the Stop and Shop Plaza at the corner of Routes 35 and 36. 
  • A townwide yard sale will be on Saturday 12 June.
  • The Jazz and Blues Concert Series returns this year. Check it out on Thursdays in July and August across from Espresso Joe's.
  • A Farmer's Market happens every Thursday from July to October in the Mini-Park between 7-9 pm.
  • The 44th Annual Firemen's Fair and Fireworks will be held 26-31 July at the Keyport Waterfront
  • The Spanish American Festival will be held at Broad and Front Streets on Saturday 7 August
  • The Keyport Fest will be held downtown on Saturday 25 September. It will include food, rides, crafts, music, and fireworks, as well as a soap box derby and a 5k run. (fee required for the run)
  • The 13th Annual Country Jamboree will be held on West Front Street on the weekend of 9 -10 October from 11 am to 6 pm. It will include a country style street fair, a chili cook off, music, cake, pie, and jam contests.


  1. What time with the Soapbox Derby start, and where will it be held. I've been looking all over and can't find that info. Thank you!

  2. It's next Saturday at noon as part of the KeyportFest and Soap Box Derby. I just posted a blog article that will give you details. Thanks for the heads up. Write anytime.