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.

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.

Annual Irish Feis
38th Annual Feis/Festival
Sunday. September 8, 2019; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Minerals Hotel at Crystal Springs Hotel
Vernon, NJ
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden. All of the competitions and entertainment will be indoor. The bagpipe exhibition and the food vendors will be outdoors. Live entertainment will be provided.

Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival
September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019
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

Sea Isle City Irish Festival
Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend
September 20, 21, 22, 2019
LaCosta Lounge
4000 Landis Ave.
Sea Isle City, NJ
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This annual Celtic celebration features live Irish music and dancing, an Irish vendor market, tasty food and lots of festival-goers "Wearin' the Green."

Bayonne Irish Festival

Bayonne Irish Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019; 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Thomas Di Domenico Park
16th Street and Avenue A
Bayonne, NJ
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This event will feature entertainment by the The Bantry Boys, Ninemile House & A Band of Rogue, with a special appearance by the Kerri Smith Academy Irish Dancers. There will also be traditional Irish food and beverages available for purchase, and more!

Shamrocks by the sea Irish Festival
Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
September 28, 2019; 10am - 6pm
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 Pipers and a Step Dance Competition. Traditional Irish Music by Bally Haunis, Celtic Connection.

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
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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
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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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