The Best Irish Festivals and Celebrations in New Jersey
Your Guide To The Best Irish Festivals. They feature New Jersey's Popular Celtic, Gaelic Fests, Parades, Celebrations, and events.
With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey plays host to a large number of Irish Festivals and events filled with Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!
Irish festivals are known to being committed to fostering cultural & community pride, introducing and teaching Irish Americans and others to all things Irish, and in strengthening relationships.
Note: Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event
Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.
September 2022 Irish Festivals and Events
Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2022; @11am -7pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
W Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
This family event features Irish music, dancing, crafts, and food.
Sunday September 11th, 2022;
8:30 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
Sussex County Fairgrounds
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden.
Woodbridge Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Sunday, September 18, 2022; 1pm - 5pm
Back of Woodbridge High School
1 Samuel Lupo Place
This event features
a celebration of Irish customs, food, and drink. The events and attractions include:
Irish Dancers from the American Irish Association of Woodbridge, Irish craft & food vendors,
Live entertainment by the Willie Lynch Band, Beer & wine, Super 50/50 Raffle, kids activities, and more!
Irish Fall Festival
September 23, 24, 25, 2022
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival. Come celebrate Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors daily. 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 Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues.
Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
September 24, 2022; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Seaside Park Marina Green
807 NW. Central Ave.
Seaside Park, NJ 08752
This family event features
a celebration of Irish culture with traditional Irish food and Irish entertainment including Traditional Irish Music by the Shamrock and Thistle Pipe Band and Bally Haunis.
October 2022 Irish Festivals and Events
South Amboy Irish Festival
October 1, 2022: @2pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
South Amboy, NJ
There will be special entertainment by Andy Cooney, The Willie Lynch Band, and Irish step dancers. Also children's activities, food vendors, and fireworks at dusk.
Hamilton Irish Fest
Friday, Saturday, October 1st, 2nd, 2022: 1 P.M. - 9PM (raindate Sunday, October 3rd)
2419 Kuser Road
Hamilton Square, NJ
Admission is $5 for adults and children under the age of 15 are free when accompanied by an adult.
This Family friendly event features performances by Justin & Erin Koltenicki's School of Irish Dance a Traditional and Contemporary Irish Dance School. The award-winning Trenton AOH Monsignor Crean Pipes and Drums will also play during the day. Irish bands scheduled to appear include Celtic Connection and The Natterjacks. Music will be continuous from 1:00 pm thru 9:00 pm. Beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the Festival. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy two great days of Irish fun and entertainment.
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 8, & 9, 2022
1 North New York Rd
Featuring 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.
The South Jersey Celtic Festival
Saturday, Octobr 8, 2022: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
1195 Florence Columbus Road
This family & dog friendly event features
Highland Games, Live Irish and Celtic Music, Pipers and Dancers, Craft Beer, Mead, Wine, & Whiskey Tastings, Food Trucks, Merchants, Games & Fun.
Whiskey Tastings at 1:30 pm and 4 pm @ $35 per person, is an enjoyable activity where attendees can learn the fine art of whiskey tasting and the differences between types of whiskeys.
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