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In March, everyone is Irish in Jersey! Don some green and celebrate Irish heritage with St. Patrick’s Day parades, Celtic entertainment, traditional music and much more. Before or after the event, fuel up at a nearby Irish restaurant or pub to try traditional dishes and drinks.

St. Patrick's Parade
March 3, 2024
Gloucester City
Revel in a procession of spring bands, bagpipers and Irish dancers as one of South Jersey’s favorite (and most anticipated!) parades makes its way down Monmouth Street from Martin’s Lake (Johnson Boulevard & Francis Street.
Eat Nearby: Kick off your meal with the Irish Dream – creamy crab dip layered over flash fried red-skinned potatoes stuffed with cheese – at Holy City Publick House.

36th Annual Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 9, 2024

Atlantic City

America’s first boardwalk is also home to one of the state’s most amazing parades – and that’s no blarney! Break out your green and enjoy this legendary event filled with fun, floats and food on the historic Atlantic City boardwalk. 

Eat Nearby: Celebrate the Irish way - with terrific food, a cold pint and cheery atmosphere at The Irish Pub in Atlantic City loved by Garden Staters and out-of-towners alike. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade, bag pipe players, New Jersey

Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour

Celebrate Ireland’s vibrant history and spirit with this all-female Irish ensemble’s fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft.

March 15, 2024
Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown
Eat Nearby: Take in the scenery – original lampposts, murals of Dublin and antiques – at Dublin Pub in Morristown, where the menu has Irish beef stew, bangers and mash and Dublin-style fish and chips.

March 16, 2024
State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick
Eat Nearby: Before the show, head over to Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub in New Brunswick for options like Guinness onion soup, Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie (both traditional and vegan) and Irish Chicken Murphy.

Woman In Green Shamrock Headband

St. Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton
March 9, 2024
Hamilton Township
Beginning at Nottingham Fire House on Mercer Street, this parade has earned the reputation for being a finely orchestrated, precision production boasting bagpipers, eye-catching floats, Miss St. Patrick and more.
Eat Nearby: Celebrate at Killarney’s Publick House, where you can toast parade day with a pint of Guinness and nosh on corned beef or a Spicy Leprechaun sandwich.

Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 9, 2024
Seaside Heights
Enjoy this fun parade as it makes its way up the Boulevard – and be sure to stick around afterward for the “massed” band, when all the pipe bands come together to salute the American flag.
Eat Nearby: Fill up on hearty Irish comfort foods – from pork chops Murphy to Dublin fish and chips – at Klee’s Bar & Grill.

Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 10, 2024
Head to Washington Avenue in Bergenfield for Bergen County’s 42nd annual parade honoring the culture and community spirit of Ireland and Irish American history with pipe bands, traditional Irish dancers, entertainment and a sea of green, of course.
Eat Nearby: Located near the parade route on South Washington Avenue, Tommy Fox’s Public House is the place to be. Dig into Emerald Isle-inspired dishes like battered Irish sausage, shepherd’s pie and all-day Irish breakfast.

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 10, 2024
Asbury Park
Watch marching bands, floats, bagpipers, mummers, scouts, dance groups and more. This is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration unlike any you’ve ever seen before, held year after year in lively, artistic Asbury Park.
Eat Nearby: Irish egg rolls and Irish meatloaf are on the menu at the super-cozy Kim Marie’s Eat ‘n’ Drink Away in Asbury Park.

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Parade

Woman With Green Clover St. Patrick's Day Glasses and Red Wig

March 10, 2024
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this family-friendly event featuring marching units, including pipe and drum bands, Irish step dancers, live animals and local community groups as it makes its way down Main Street.
Eat Nearby: Serving up Irish fare since 1960, Cryan’s Tavern is just about five minutes away in Annandale. Kick your meal off with the Irish Pretzels before savoring a Jameson Chicken sandwich.

The Irish Cabaret Starring Andy Cooney
March 12 – 17, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton
Andy Cooney has sold out Carnegie Hall (multiple times!), and now he’s leading a cast of top performers to bring you a celebration of Ireland’s music, song, comedy and dance in multiple shows. But don’t delay purchasing your tickets – they’re expected to sell out quickly.
Eat Nearby: Indulge in Irish Whiskey Steak (or chicken!) at William’s Irish Tavern in close-by Washington.

Highlands 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 23, 2024
With nearly 100 marching units, including beautifully decorated floats, pipe and drum bands and Irish dancers, there’s plenty to see and enjoy as this parade proceeds from Waterwitch Avenue and marches along Bay Avenue.
Eat Nearby: Less than 20 minutes away, savor a taste of Ireland at The Dublin House Restaurant & Pub in Red Bank, serving Dublin-style fish and chips, Irish nachos and corned beef sandwiches.

Gaelic Storm & The High Kings – The Mighty Tour 2
March 27, 2024
Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown
This chart-topping Celtic band boasts seven Billboard World Music number-one hits and has fans of Irish, rock, country and bluegrass music screaming for more.
Eat Nearby: Enjoy a plate of Hopper loaded fries, the red reuben or the tasty “Fitz” burger at Grasshopper off the Green Irish Pub & Restaurant in Morristown.

So get to your wearing o’ the green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. And don’t forget, you can find all types of festivals, fairs and even more fun – all year round – in our online events calendar. Plus, if you’re hungry for more dining and entertainment hotspots in NJ, check out our listings here. Access your free NJ travel guide and sign up for our e-newsletter too.