New Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Popular 2019 Irish festivals, Celebrations & Events

With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey is home to some of the nations largest Gaelic parades, festivals, events.

From Jersey City to the Jersey Shore, the summer features many Celtic festivals, Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. 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.

June 2019 Irish Festivals and Events

Irish Festival at Monmouth Park
49th Annual Irish Festival
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport NJ
(732) 222-5100
This Annual New Jersey Irish Festival features for live entertainment on two different stages, Pipe & Drum Band Competition, Catholic Mass, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Irish Step Dancing, Family Activities, 50/50 Raffle, Ceili & Step Dancing, a Human Horse Race, as well as a full day of live Thoroughbred racing!
Gates will open EARLY for Irish Fest: 10:00am. Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00am.

Spring Lake Irish Festival
Spring Lake Irish Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2019; Noon - 5pm
Spring Lake Business District (Third Avenue)
Spring Lake is known as the Jersey Shore's Irish Riviera. Is there a better place to have an Irish Festival? This family event features all things Irish! It's a day of food, songs, kids activities, a beer & Wine Garden, and shopping. This year's featured entertainment is by The Bantry Boys & Doubting Thomas.

Bergen County Irish Festival
Bergen County Irish Festival
Saturday June 29, 2019
Overpeck County Park
Ridgefield Park, NJ
This family event features live Gaelic music, U-10 Gaelic Football, Irish Dancing, food vendors, children's activities and a beer garden

July 2019 Irish Festivals & Events

Jersey Shore Piping & Drumming
Jersey Shore Piping & Drum Classic
Saturday, July 13, 2019; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
415 Washington Street
Toms River,  N.J.  08753
(Christ Episcopal Church)
Free Admission
This event sponsored by the Pipes and Drums of Barnegat Bay features Piping Solo Competitions, a Celtic Mass, Drum Solo Competitions, Band Competitions, open Piping Competition, and a blessing of the Bands.

Cape May Celtic Festival
15th Annual Celtic Festival
July 13 & 14, 2019: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 South
Cape May, NJ  
Come out and celebrate all things Celtic.
The Celtic festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village's restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s.
The weekend features musical entertainment throughout the grounds. Main stage performances will include sets by Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band, which is comprised of members of the famed Atlantic City Sandpipers on Sunday. For the first time at Celtic Weekend, The Flynns will be here performing their rousing renditions of Irish folk and rebel tunes. Joe McGonigle will entertain all weekend long along with world-renowned musician Tom Brett. Emerald Isle Academy Dancers will perform at the gazebo on Sunday, 12pm. Mike Dupuy Falconry will be joining us again on both Saturday and Sunday. The New Jersey Irish Setter Rescue will join the event, accompanied by the lovable breed to meet with visitors.

August 2019 Irish Festivals and Events

Laurita Irish Festival
Laurita Irish Festival
Saturday August 3, 2019; 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Sunday August 4, 2019; 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
85 Archertown Road
New Egypt, New Jersey
609-752 -0200
This weekend event features fun filled, toe-tapping Irish music, Irish artesian displays and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Attendees will get to enjoy traditional Irish fare such as an Irish Burger, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring bring lawn chairs,

September 2019 Irish Festivals & Events

Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Manahawkin Lake Park
260 E Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ
This family event features Irish music, performances by Irish Step Dancers & the Ocean County Pipe and Drum Band, a beer truck offering beer, wine & ciders, crafts, food, and a kids playground.

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