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.

October 2019 Irish Festivals and Events

Trenton Irish Music Festival
Trenton Irish Music Festival
Friday, October 4th & Saturday, October 5th, 2019; Friday, 2pm - 11:00 P.M; & Saturday, beginning at 1:00 P.M.
2419 Kuser Road
Hamilton Square, NJ
Web page
Admission is $5 for adults and children under the age of 15 are free when accompanied by an adult.
This event features live music (Irish bands, dancers & bag pipers), food trucks, a beer garden, and children's activities. the festival has an expanded free children's area from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM with activities for the kids, which include free pumpkin decorating for the first 75 kids compliments of Windsor Farms. Also, free for the kids is a face painting area and a soccer penalty kick contest. For those that love Irish Dance, the festival will feature performances by Rince O Chroi a Traditional and Contemporary Irish Dance School and The Denogla-Armore Academy of Irish Dance. The award-winning Monsignor Crean Pipes and Drums will also play during the day. Irish bands scheduled to appear are Diarmuid MacSuibhne and one of areas most popular Irish Bands, Band Of Rogues.

Kilt Fest, NJ
Kilt Fest NJ
October 5-6, 2019; 10AM-7PM
Liberty Lake
Bordentown, NJ
Website & Tickets
This event features a gathering of Scottish and Irish, Celts and Gaels, to celebrate the history and culture of the 7 Gaelic Nations. Kilts are encouraged and pants are optional. Events at Kilt Fest include the Highland Games, a Kilt Run, a Fictional Medieval Battle, Bagpipers, a concert featuring great Irish and Scottish bands, Irish music for kids, a Beer Garden featuring locally made Celtic Craft Brews from local breweries, Kilt Contests, and great craic in a beautiful setting at Liberty Lake.

Smithville Irish Festival
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday, October 12, 10 AM to 6 PM, & Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11 AM to 6 PM
Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ
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.
Live entertainment includes Celtic dancers, the Sandpipers Pipe & Drum Band and two stages of live music ranging from traditional Irish folk music to modern American-Celtic rock.


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