KEN BRASWELL/SHOREGRAFX / Highlands Guinness Run

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

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Chef Jaime will present a special four-course Irish dinner with offerings such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish whiskey molasses glazed salmon and Irish bread pudding with a whiskey cream glaze.

Grand Opening Celebration
Artis Brewery, Freehold
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day plus the opening of the new brewery in town during an all-day celebration. Smooth Mary will perform starting at 9 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Party
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill
There will be a special tapping of the Shamrock Shake firkin and a brand new Irish Red. Or, you can sample a flight of Shamrock Shake, Irish Red Ale, Half & Half (Funnel Cake topped with Gravity Road Stout) and Galloping Ghosts Scotch Ale.

St. Patrick’s Day Party
Berlin Brewing Co., Berlin
Tell All Your Friends will play their alt/emo covers while you sip on your favorite beers.

March 17 – 18

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities
The Asbury, Asbury Park
The hotel will offer a package this year specific to bookings on March 17, including two tickets to rock the night away with a concert with Keller Williams at Asbury Lanes; two shamrock-inspired boozy milkshakes at Asbury Lanes Diner, overnight stay and late checkout. But you don’t have to leave Saturday morning – The Asbury’s heated outdoor pool party will be an exclusive celebration sponsored by Jameson and Guinness.

Irish Dinner with Bagpipes
The Mathis House, Toms River
While you feast on corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, soda bread and St. Patty’s Day scones with clotted cream, listen to live music played by a bagpiper.

St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl
Haddon Square, Haddon Twp.
There will be free Jitney service from all locations, including Keg & Kitchen, Pour House, Treno Pizza Bar, Brewer’s Towne Tavern, Central Taco & Tequila, PJ Whelihan’s, Tap Room & Grill, Tom Fischer’s Tavern, Haddon Square and the Westmont PATCO train station. Enjoy two days of Irish fare, live music, contests, giveaways and more.

March 17 – 19

Celebrate the Green
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA
There will be tons of Irish-themed entertainment, food and beverages throughout the village. Take the kids on a leprechaun hunt, listen to the music of the strolling Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Entertainment Ensemble and watch a performance by the Rince Ri School of Irish Dance.

March 18

St. Paddy’s Brewery Crawl
Devils Creeks Brewery, Collingswood
Beer Belly Brew Tours has secured Devil’s Creek, Lunacy Brewing and Eclipse as your St. Patrick’s Day HQ for beer tasting. You’ll get a beer at each brewery with your ticket. Transportation is included.

Hammonton Beer Crawl
Downtown Hammonton
Each group will be joined by an owner of either Chimney Rustic Ales, Vinyl Brewing or Three 3’s Brewing to get an up close and personal experience of all the Hammonton breweries. Groups will rotate every hour and will walk to the next brewery in town.

Lucky Leprechaun 5K
Old Town Pub, Bordentown
Run the 5K or walk the one mile and burn off all the Irish soda bread you ate the night before! There will be race shirts and awards for participants, plus free entry to the pub after for a St. Pat’s party.

St. Paddy’s Day Plunge
Cape May
Kids and adults can run a 5K and then jump in the Atlantic Ocean to cool off. You can choose the one mile walk option, too.

March 18 – 19

Kegs & Eggs Boozy Brunch
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Clifton and Ramsey locations
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music and giveaways. For adults only.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Celebrate a weekend filled with Irish charm. The Devrin Academy of Irish Dance will perform. There is a special St. Patrick’s-themed menu as well.

March 19

St. Paddy 5-Mile Race
Tighe Park, Freehold Twp.
Make your way through the park and then cross over the Manasquan River via a country bridge. Stay after for beer and hot dogs. The race supports the Freehold Twp. Parks and Recreation Special Olympics and Freehold Twp. Recreation Challenger Sports for Special Needs.


Past Events

March 4

Guinness Run
Off the Hook, Highlands
Grab your cup, fill it up and race from Off the Hook to Grand Tour and back to Off the Hook. The contestant with the most liquid in their cup at the finish line wins the first-place trophy and $100 in Bid Bucks. This event helps fund the Highlands St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 18.

Irish Night
Albert Music Hall, Waretown
Start your evening of Irish pride by watching bagpipers and Irish dancers on stage. Then, listen to music played by Paper Town Blues, Cook College Ramblers, Banjo Don and Shenanigans Irish Band. Corned beef sandwiches and hot dogs will be on the menu.

March 4 and 5

Shamrock Celebration
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
Saturday – Sunday
Families are welcome to visit the winery for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The Devrin Academy of Irish Dance will perform on Saturday. A special food menu will be available for purchase.

March 10

Unlucky Charms Murder Mystery Dinner Show
The Mathis House, Toms River
Toby O’Toole, the founder of O’Toole’s Tubers, has kicked the bucket. Join the O’Tooles as they gather to toast Toby. Let’s hope this funeral doesn’t become a double header! Dinner for the evening will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, soda bread, and St. Patty’s Day scones with clotted cream. Vegetarian options are available.

March 10 – 12

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
Friday – Sunday
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, treat your crew to this Irish-themed dancing extravaganza.

March 11

Pub Night
The Red Mill, Clinton
Gear up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12 by bringing the family to this pre-party fundraiser. The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will host this Irish-themed Pub Night with a hot dog truck, potato bar snacks, goodies for the kids, draft beer and a pair of Irish Pub music groups in a heated tent.

Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Clifton and Ramsey locations
Lunch will include a kids’ leprechaun costume, treasure chest, tattoos, step dancers and a really fun kids menu with lucky charm sundaes and “Leprechaun juice.” Proceeds go toward St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance Exhibition
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Education Annex, Madison
Celebrate Irish culture with Niall O’Leary and friends. There will be Irish step dancing, singing and live music. Bring your children to learn a little dance.

St. Patrick’s Day Tours
Historic Village at Allaire, Wall Twp.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish music, cooking, traditions, history and more, including guided tours.

LAURITA WINERY / Devrin Academy of Irish Dance

March 11 – 12

Irish Celebration
Laurita Winery, New Egypt
As part of their pre-St. Patrick’s Day party, enjoy a special menu, plus a special performance by the Devrin Academy of Irish Dance on Saturday.

March 12

Seniors St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, Clifton and Ramsey locations
Adults 55+ will be treated to a special party all their own, where they can order special food deals and $5 Irish coffees.

March 15

Flavor of Freehold
Downtown Freehold
Experience some of Freehold’s most loved restaurants and shops while enjoying strolling saxophones. This is part of Irish Week in Downtown Freehold.

March 16

Pub Crawl
Downtown Freehold
As another event to celebrate Irish Week, join a beer crawl or a scotch crawl at participating restaurants, where you’ll get to sample drinks at each pub.

Cocktail Class
618 Restaurant, Freehold
Irish Whiskey, which is bourbon’s younger brother, flew in from Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Learn how to mix three cocktails while enjoying light bites with friends.

Music of Ireland and Scotland
Hamilton Township Free Library, Hamilton Twp.
Join musician Charlie Zahm as he brings a musical celebration of the Land of the Celts, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER / Dublin Irish Dance presents Wings: A Celtic Dance Celebration

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
This Celtic celebration by Dublin Irish Dance features world champion dancers, Ireland’s musical and vocal virtuosos and original music and choreography. Bring the kids to witness Ireland’s rich cultural heritage.

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