New Jersey Irish Festivals and Events

Popular 2018 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 2018 Irish Festivals & Events

Irish Festival at Monmouth Park
48th Annual Irish Festival
Sunday, June 10, 2018
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.

Bergen County Irish Festival
Bergen County Irish Festival
Saturday June 30, 2018
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 2018 Irish Festivals & Events

Jersey Shore Piping Classic
Jersey Shore Piping & Drum Classic
Saturday, July 14, 2018; 8:00 AM - 5:00 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
14th Annual Celtic Festival
July 14 & 15, 2018: 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.

August 2018 Irish Festivals and Events

Laurita Irish Festival
Laurita Irish Festival
Saturday August 4, 2018; 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday August 5, 2018; 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. Attendeess 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, blankets & pop up tents.

September 2018 Irish Festivals & Events

Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival
September 20 - 23, 2018
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.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood

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