Brendan Geary of Galloway practices the drums while waiting for the parade to begin. Sat. 03/13/04 1 p.m. The annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on the Atlantic City Boardwalk starting at New Jersey Avenue.

The 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade returns this weekend to Atlantic City.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday on the Boardwalk outside Garden Pier and heads south to Albany Avenue.

The first parade was held in the resort in 1986 with about 1,000 participants and 35,000 attendees. This year’s grand marshals will be Sharon Essl and Joe Crilley.

The North Wildwood St. Patrick’s Day parade and the 28th annual Sea Isle City St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on St. Patrick’s Day, next Saturday.

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— Maxwell Reil

I’ve written for multiple publications including Levittown Now, Passyunk Post, Philadelphia Neighborhoods,Temple News and JUMP Magazine. I’ve covered arts, entertainment, business, music, sports and local government. Experienced in videography.

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