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

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This March, celebrate Irish heritage with St. Patrick’s Day parades, Celtic music performances, traditional dancing and much more at these events. Before or after the event, fuel up at a nearby Irish restaurant or pub to try traditional dishes and drinks.

 

Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 7, 2020

Seaside Heights

Celebrate Irish heritage with this fun parade as it makes its way down Seaside Heights Boulevard and be sure to stick around after the parade to enjoy “masse” 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 Chicken Pot Pie—at Klee’s Bar & Grill.

 

Rhythm of the Dance

March 7, 2020

Toms River

Enjoy dance, music, songs and culture from pre-Celtic times to modern day at this two-hour concert at Grunin Center for the Arts.

>Eat Nearby: At McIntyre’s in Toms River, don’t miss the Irish Egg Rolls: diced corned beef, Swiss cheese and coleslaw with Thousand Island dressing for dipping.

 

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 8, 2020

Asbury Park

With rock ‘n’ roll bands, zombies, mummers and more, this is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration like you’ve never seen before.

>Eat Nearby: Irish egg rolls, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash are on the menu at the super-cozy Kim Marie’s Eat ‘n’ Drink Away in Asbury Park.

 

The Celtic Angels

March 8, 2020

Morristown

Sweet and stirring songs, traditional music and precise dance movement cherishing Irish heritage are the draw at this concert at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

>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, Jameson pork chop and meatloaf.



St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14, 2020

Atlantic City

Break out your favorite green outfit and make your way to the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk for the 35th anniversary of this legendary parade, which begins around 1 p.m.

>Eat Nearby: Conveniently located near the boardwalk, The Irish Pub is a long-time haunt for fish and chips, corned beef sandwiches, St. James potatoes and cold pints of Harp, Bass, Killian's and more. Since it's open 24 hours, it's a great stop before or after the festivities. 

 

St. Patrick’s Day at METC

March 14, 2020

Madison

Bring the whole family to the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts for a day of St. Paddy’s Day-themed story time and crafts such as coffee filter shamrocks to “stained glass” rainbows.

>Eat Nearby: Less than 30 minutes away, The Auld Shebeen Pub in Whippany offers loaded potato skins, Guinness dip steak sandwich and Kerrygold Butter filet mignon.

 

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Parade

March 15, 2020

Clinton

With more than 40 marching units, as well as 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, 2020

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 leek and potato soup, Irish Chicken Murphy and a corned beef sandwich.

 

Highlands 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 21, 2020

Highlands

With over-the-top floats, pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers and giveaways, 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 traditional Irish breakfast, fish ‘n’ chips and Guinness beef stew.

 

 

Find even more events in our online events calendar.