Best New Jersey Irish Festivals and Celebrations

New Jersey Irish Festivals and Celebrations

2024 New Jersey Irish Festivals:
Listed here are vibrant NJ Irish culture festive events.

Ever wanted to experience the rich culture of Ireland without leaving the state?

New Jersey boasts a thriving Irish American population and hosts a number of lively Irish festivals.

Given this substantial community, it's not surprising that these events have become popular traditions here.

These festivals offer a vibrant display of cultural pride, with opportunities to enjoy lively bands, feast on mouthwatering food, explore unique Celtic crafts, and sip on refreshing Irish beers. More than just a party, they're also an excellent way to learn and experience the rich traditions of Ireland.

Irish festivals go beyond just celebration; they foster community pride, introduce and teach Irish Americans and others about all things Irish, and help strengthen relationships within the community.

So, why not join the fun? Come and add to the merriment at one of New Jersey's many vibrant Irish festivals!


Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

2024 Irish Festivals and Themed Events

Spring Lake Irish Festival


Spring Lake Irish Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2024: 12pm - 5pm
Third & Morris Ave.
Spring Lake, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Spring Lake known as the Jersey Shore's Irish Riviera, is celebrating this annual family friendly event that features Irish themed activities including live Irish music, Irish Step dancing, Irish food, kids activities, and shopping.

Ocean County Irish Festival

Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2024; @11am -7pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
86 N Main St
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Visit their site to learn more
This family event features a Beer Garden including wine/hard seltzer/ciders Extensive Food Vendors including Corned Beef Sandwiches. Live Irish Bands all day Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drum Band Performance by Irish Step Dancers Super 50/50 pulled throughout the Event Family & Pet Friendly Craft Vendors Pot O' Gold Playland for Children activities, games, ice-cream, face painting and a host of other goodies for the kids.

Union County Celtic festival

The Union County Celtic Festival
Saturday, September 7th, 2024; 10am - 9pm
Oak Ridge Park
136 Oak Ridge Road
Clark, NJ
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This family friendly festival will feature live music, food and craft vendors, cultural activities, a piping and drumming contest, dancing, and a beer garden.

Wildwood Irish Fall Festival

Irish Fall Festival
September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2024
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
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One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September. This festival features a celebration of Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors. Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court, and Catholic Mass. The events conclude with a parade on Sunday down Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues.

Shamrocks By The Sea Irish Festival

Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
September 28, 2024; 10am to 6pm (rain or shine)
Seaside Park Marina Green
101 J St
Seaside Park, NJ
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This family event features a celebration of Irish culture with traditional Irish food and Irish entertainment provided by The John Byrne Band, Marty McGuiness, and Devrin School of Irish Dance.

Smithville Irish Festival

Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2024
Historic Smithville
1 North New York Rd
Smithville, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
This annual family event features live Irish entertainment, Irish crafters, Irish food vendors, and a kiddie area with face painting, sand art, pony rides and more. Bring a chair, sit and joy the music and great food.

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