Upcoming Saint Patrick's Parades and Festivals

March 4, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Seaside Heights 31st Annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade @Noon

Celebrate with the crowds in this fun-filled Irish Parade with bands, floats, marchers and a street celebration.  The parade is held on the Boulevard and is 1 ¼ miles long, starting at the Seaside Park border and ending at Sampson Ave. The rain 

date is Sunday, March 8th.

 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Asbury Park's 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade @1:00 pm 

Join in the fun and celebrate the Luck of the Irish with marching bands, antique 

cars, floats & more. The parade route runs from the waterfront to Main St with a 

reviewing stand on Cookman Ave in Press Plaza.

 

Rumson’s 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade @1:00 pm

Bring the whole family to see over 15 bands, Irish step dancers, floats, drum & 

bugle corps, community organizations, antique & classic cars.  The parade will start 

in the area of Victory Park on Lafayette St & River Rd, and continue down River Rd.

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Highlands St. Patrick’s Day Parade @2:00 pm 

Starting at Huddy Park, proceeding down Bay Avenue, the parade will march along 

a one-mile stretch of Bay Ave.  Expect to see bagpipers, local marching bands and 

floats. 

 

Keyport St. Patrick’s Day Parade @1:00 pm

The parade kicks off from St. Joseph's Church, Maple Pl, goes down West Front St 

to Broad St, and ends at Firemen's Park.

 

March - Irish Festivals and Events

 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Irish Folk Music with Three Pints Shy at Allaire @7:30 pm

Three Pints Shy is a lively pub band who is influenced by Irish drinking songs, and 

loves to create great audience interaction! Allaire Chapel in Historic Allaire Village, 

Rt. 524, 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall.  Advance reservations are recommended.

 

Saturdays & Sundays, March 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 2015 @12:00-9:00 pm 

Laurita Winery’s Shamrock Festival Weekends

The Shamrock Festival features Irish music and they’ll be serving up classic Irish 

dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew and Irish soda 

bread. New Egypt. LauritaWinery.com.

 

March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2015

“Once Upon A Leprechaun”

Based on the book by Patrick Rainville Dorn, the show is presented by the Spotlight 

Players.  All performances held at the First Presbyterian Church on Rt. 34 & 

Franklin St, Matawan. Call for times, 732-583-7874.

 

Saturday, March 14, 2015 

Caladh Nua @8:00pm

An annual booking, Caladh Nua is a traditional Irish music band, with its origins 

deeply rooted in the Southern countries of Ireland.  The band is comprised of five 

versatile musicians playing instruments from the banjo, fiddle and guitar to button 

accordion. Algonquin Arts Theatre, 175 Main St, Manasquan.

 

St. Patrick’s Day on the Irish Riviera

Walk through downtown Spring Lake listening to bagpipes, shopping the local 

businesses and dining on some enjoyable Irish cuisine. Downtown Spring Lake.

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015 

St. Patrick's Day in the 1830's @12pm-4 pm

Allaire Chapel, programs at 1 pm and 2:30pm. Beware of rising conflicts in the 

village! This is a historical re-enactment of how the Irish were treated in America in 

the 1830's.  Historic Allaire Village, within Allaire State Park

Rt. 524/4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall. 732-919-3500.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Celtic Woman

Irish music sensation, Celtic Woman is an all-female group. Their North American 

tour brings them to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Their set list 

includes traditional Celtic tunes and modern songs.

 

March 18-20, 2015

Irish Week 2015, Flavor of Freehold

Experience local restaurants at a discount, featuring the sound of bagpipers and 

holiday specials. Visit downtownfreehold.com for event times, and to find out more 

about their pub crawl.

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Irish Country & Bluegrass Music Show 

This annual event showcases a variety of bands including Church Street Revival, 

J&E Company, Piney Blues and a special performance by Irish Step Dancers.

Doors open @ 6pm, show begins @7:30pm, Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ. 

Admission is $5 and children 11 and younger are only $1.

 

March 20-22, 2015

Savor the ARTS: Ireland 

Engross yourself in Irish music, dancing, Irish landscape paint and sip, a genealogy 

workshop and more. This weekend long event features The Dublin City Ramblers, 

Ireland's #1 ballad & folk group on March 21st. This Irish band has been entertaining 

audiences worldwide for over 35 years with their unique style of ballads and humor. 

The Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ. 732-706-4100

 

April - Irish Festivals and Events

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 

The Very Best of Celtic Thunder @7:30 pm 

Spend an evening listening to an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and 

most popular songs from the past seven years.  Celtic Thunder is accompanied by 

a live symphony orchestra. Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank

 

May - Irish Festivals and Events

Saturday, May 16, 2015 

Spring Lake Irish Festival on the Irish Riviera @12:00pm-4:00 pm 

Enjoy Irish music, dancing, food, shopping and other festivities in downtown Spring 

Lake (Third Ave). Sponsored by the Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce.

 

Central Jersey Irish Festival @10:00 am- 6:00 pm

This family event features Irish craft vendors, step dancers, Bagpipes and drums 

with Traditional Irish Music by Sean Hennessey and Amadaun. For the little ones, 

there will be pony rides, face painting and sand art. The festival is sponsored by 

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (Freehold and Jackson divisions), American 

Highlander Kilts & Rinn Duin Brewery. There is a $5 entry fee for everyone over 14. 

Hibernians and their families enter for free with your current traveling card. Festival 

parking and entrance is at Lake Topanemus Park, 150 Robertsville Road, Freehold, 

NJ. For more information, check out their website at www.centraljerseyirishfestival.org.

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