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St. Patrick’s Day in New Jersey: Celebrate Irish Culture and Cuisine

This March, 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 5, 2023
Gloucester City
Revel in a procession of spring bands, bagpipers and Irish dancers as this parade makes its way down Monmouth Street from Baynes Avenue and Johnson Blvd.
Eat Nearby: Kick off your meal with the Irish Dream – creamy crab dip layered over flash friend red-skinned potatoes stuffed with cheese – at Holy City Publick House.

Dublin Irish Dance Presents: Wings, A Celtic Dance Celebration
Catch world champion dancers defying gravity and accompanied by musical and vocal virtuosos, all direct from Ireland, in two New Jersey performance venues:

March 7, 2023
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.

March 16, 2023
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.

St. Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton
March 11, 2023
Hamilton Township
Beginning at Nottingham Fire House on Mercer Street, this parade features bagpipers, fun floats and more.
Eat Nearby: Celebrate at Killarney’s Publick House, where you can toast to 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 11, 2023
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 12, 2023
Head to Washington Avenue in Bergenfield for Bergen County’s 41st annual parade, featuring pipe bands and traditional Irish dancers.
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 12, 2023
Asbury Park
With rock ‘n’ roll bands, bagpipers, mummers and more, this is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration like you’ve never seen before.
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
March 13, 2023
With marching units, including pipe and drum bands, horses, dogs and local community groups, this family-friendly event will make 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 14 – 19, 2023
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 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 18, 2023
With nearly 100 marching units, including over-the-top 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 2023
March 22, 2023
Union County Performing Arts Center at Rahway
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: Tuck into the signature Reuben rolls and Dee Dee’s Irish meatballs at Dowling’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in neighboring Roselle Park.

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.