St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Atlantic City, NJ, is Canceled — Again
COVID-19 has officially crushed yet another one of our favorite events.
The Atlantic City 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade has officially been canceled.
The event's organizers just shared the news on Facebook, expressing their disappointment. Of course, the event was also canceled last year.
"We have been working toward the event for the past two years. Still, with so many issues, from the scaled-down parade route due to boardwalk safety concerns to a lack of participant interest, this ultimately led to the decision for the 2022 parade cancelation," the wrote this afternoon.
The parade's organizers are still encouraging us to visit the City on that day to celebrate and patronize Atlantic City's many businesses that day.
Atlantic City's parade organizers did not reveal if they would try again in 2023 or if the event had seen its finale.
Will Other St. Patrick's Day Parades in NJ & Pa. Be Canceled?
But I'm now worried that this may represent a growing trend of upcoming St. Patrick's Day cancelations. Will this be three years in a row that we've seen St. Patrick's Day festivities be canceled? I guess only time will tell as no other parades in our area have made such an announcement, but I gotta tell you that I'm a little concerned.
I mean they say that the pandemic led to a "lack of participant interest," so I'm worried that other iconic parades in our area may be facing the same "lack of interest."
The good news is we have seen that parades are returning to our area. Just a few weeks ago we got to see the Mummers march down Broad Street in Philly. So maybe there is hope that parades will still happen this year? I hope so!