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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 music performances, traditional dancing and much more. Before or after the event, fuel up at a nearby Irish restaurant or pub to try traditional dishes and drinks.

The Real Irish Comedy Tour
March 3, 2022
Toms River
Bring your sense of humor to the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts for this show featuring comedians from the Emerald Isle.
Eat Nearby: At McIntyre’s Pub in Toms River, don’t miss the Irish egg rolls: diced corned beef, Swiss cheese and coleslaw with Thousand Island dressing for dipping.

Celtic Thunder Ireland | Morris Family Concerts: A Day of Irish Culture | The National Dance Company of Ireland: Rhythm of the Dance
March 4, 2022 | March 12, 2022 | March 13, 2022
Head to the Mayo Performing Arts Center for three chances to experience Irish arts and culture.
Bonus: Check out the Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starting at noon on March 12 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 12, 2022
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 12, 2022
Seaside Heights
Enjoy this fun parade as it makes its way down 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 13, 2022
Head to Washington Avenue in Bergenfield for Bergen County’s 40th 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 on parade day. Dig into Emerald Isle–inspired dishes like battered Irish sausage, corned beef and cabbage, and all-day Irish breakfast.

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 13, 2022
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, 2022
With more than 40 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: Cozy up by the fire at Willie McBride’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Branchburg, just 20 minutes away, with a pint of Guinness and a plate of fish and chips.
Celtic Woman
March 17, 2022
New Brunswick
Watch this world-famous musical sensation, featuring Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians as they take the stage at State Theatre New Jersey.
Eat Nearby: Before the show, head over to Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub in New Brunswick for options like Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie (both traditional and vegan), Irish chicken Murphy, and corned beef and cabbage rolls.
Highlands 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 19, 2022
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 Huddy Park.
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.
Find even more events in our online events calendar.