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There are lots of St. Patrick’s Day parades taking place across New Jersey, but if that’s not enough luck o’ the Irish for you, check out one of these other events happening in honor of St. Paddy.

Throughout March

Irish Afternoon Tea
Mathis House, Toms River
Sit down in the gorgeous Victorian manor for an afternoon tea service that is centered around Irish teas. You will be served finger sandwiches, scones and desserts.

Limited Edition St. Patrick’s Day Food and Drink Menu
Dooney’s Pub, Delran
The Irish-themed menu includes Reuben spring rolls, steak salad, Dublin steak sandwich and corned beef and cabbage, washed down with Guinness Harp, Smithwick’s Kilkenny, Guinness Old Fashioned, Guinness Espresso Martini and Guinness Irish Coffee. On St. Patrick’s Day, a special party will start at 9 am with Kegs & Eggs, a bagpiper, Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance and live music by Birmingham Six.


Foods of Ireland
Shannon Rose Irish Pubs, Clifton and Ramsey
Starters include Killarney Coast mussels, Bangers in a Blanket and Shepherd’s Pie Croquettes. Main dishes are Chicken O’Henry, Irish Breakfast, Dublin Pie, lamb ragu and The Dublin Burger. Drink options, are the Irish Revolver, The Opal Rose, First Class Flight, Shannon Rose Irish Coffee, a Slane Irish Whiskey shot, Guinness options and a whiskey flight.

March 12-14

Flavor of Freehold and Irish Week Pub Crawl
Downtown Freehold
On March 12 and 13, get your Shamrock Passport so you can visit Freehold Borough restaurants for tastings, and on March 14 get a beer or scotch ticket for the pub crawl.

March 14

Make Your Own St. Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs
MC Hotel, Montclair
Choose from milk, white or dark chocolate for your base and fill them with hot chocolate mix and mini marshmallows. Decorate your bombs with chocolate drizzle, shamrock sprinkles, and other St. Patrick’s Day-themed goodies. You can ask for a pipette so you can fill the bomb with your favorite liquor.

Emerald Evening: A Girl’s Night Out in Green
Downtown Red Bank
Dress in green for a night of deals, dining, drinks and dancing. Dublin House will be doing Guinness glass engravings. Starbucks is offering 50% off all matcha green drinks. Urban Coal House in the Galleria will be dishing out St. Patrick’s Day green cannoli and green martinis. The Green Room is offering 10% off everything in the store – whether it’s green or not.

March 14 – 17

Hoboken Irish Heritage Week(end)
Downtown Hoboken
There’s a range of activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, including the Luck O’ the Irish Scavenger Hunt, Guinness Pint Glass Giveaway, Natterjack and Teeling Irish whiskey tastings, traditional music and stepping demos, Gaelic football and hurling instruction, a Six Nations Rugby Match watch party, and Irish cookie decorating.

March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime and Craft
Maya, Pier Village, Long Branch
Bring the kids for a special book reading and associated craft in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day-Themed Adult Night
LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey, American Dream, East Rutherford
Leave the kids at home and get ready to play in this massive LEGO space. Sit down for a 4D movie, ride the Imagination Express, build with LEGOs and play Hub minigames. The café will serve St. Patrick’s Day-themed items.

March 15

Unlucky Charms Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Mathis House, Toms River
It’s a classic whodunnit with an Irish twist for St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll be served dinner while you try to figure out who the murder suspect is.

March 16

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance
VFW, Spotswood
There will be Irish food (corned beef and cabbage, of course), music and dancing – plus, try to find your pot of gold from the 50/50 raffle and the lucky lotto hat. The fundraiser benefits local veterans.

Celtic Hearth Light Tavern Night
The Merchant and Drovers Tavern Museum, Rahway
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring at one of New Jersey’s oldest taverns. Irish balladeer Brian Kennedy will perform Irish tunes and traditional tavern songs.


St. Patrick’s Day Pawty
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Branchburg
Take a tour of the new Doggy Day Camp facility and meet the staff. There will be music, games, prizes, a photo station, and treats for the dogs.

Lil’ Shamrocks, Big Hugs: St. Paddy’s Day Event
buybuy BABY, Paramus
The St. Patrick’s Day-themed event will support Oasis NJ, a non-profit organization supporting women and children. Special vendors include Bergen Doula, The Valley Hospital, Miano Family Chiropractors and Infant Massage Specialists. buybuy BABY will offer exclusive deals, expert advice, giveaways and fun activities for families.


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade
The Wildwoods
The holiday celebration begins with Catholic Mass at St. Ann’s Church of Notre Dame De La Mer Parish in Wildwood. The party follows with a ceremony on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall, and then a parade beginning at 9th and Atlantic Avenue and heading to 1st Avenue. Marchers include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, Miss North Wildwood, Queen Oceania, Anglesea Irish Society and local school bands.

The Nerds St. Pat’s Concert and Dinner Party
Cooper’s Riverview, Trenton
The concert and dinner party features NJ favorite cover band The Nerds.

March 16-17

St. Patrick’s Day at The Winery
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Toe-tapping Irish tunes by Bill O’Neal & Mary will playing in the winery for Saint Patrick’s Day. Enjoy Terhune wines, tasting flights and mulled wine.

Shamrock and St. Patrick’s Weekends
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
While you eat homemade Irish food and try Laurita’s selection of wines, listen to live music and shop from the vendors. There will be kids’ activities, too.

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Class
618 Restaurant, Freehold
After you partied at Freehold Borough’s parade, stop by 618 for dinner and drinks – that you make yourself! During this special edition cocktail class, you’ll learn from 618’s expert bartenders how to mix up three festive cocktails including 618’s famous Pistachio Martini. You’ll munch on appetizers, plus you’ll get a goodie bag to take home.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Mathis House, Toms River
There will be live music playing while you have a traditional Irish dinner inside the Victorian manor.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Village Hall Tavern and Beer Garden, South Orange
Come by for food and beer specials, raffles and giveaways, entertainment and kids’ activities.


St. Patrick’s Day
Dooney’s Pub, Delran
Aside from lots of Irish food and beer, there will be live music by Natty Light, a bagpiper, a performance by Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance and more live music by Birmingham Six.

A St. Patrick’s Day Passing
Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn
During this murder-mystery, everyone in town is trying to decorate a prize-worthy float in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. When Sean, a local handyman, goes mysteriously missing, it’ll be up to you to find out what happened to him. Join us as we present “A Saint Patrick’s Passing!” You can add dinner to your show ticket.

Everyone’s Irish at The Dome
Adventure Crossing, Jackson
Stop by for a pint of Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, and a round of golf at Toptracer Indoor Driving Range. It’s part of St. Paddy’s Day and March Madness.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
RoofTop at Exchange Place, Jersey City
There will be specialty food and drinks – including mini shepherd’s pie, Guinness beef stew with Irish soda bread, and Bailey’s bread pudding – served on the stunning rooftop.

March 23

Highlands St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Huddy Park, Highlands
The 20th annual parade will highlight Irish culture with nearly 100 marching units including bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, and beautifully decorated floats. The parade will begin at Waterwitch Avenue and extend along Bay Avenue. The 2024 Grand Marshal is Timothy G. Hill. Highlands Business Partnership will host the annual “Competition of Floats” and award trophies for Best of Show, Prettiest, Most Original and Best Apparatus.

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