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.

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

Ocean County Irish Festival
Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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, a kids playground, and a NJ 101.5 Live broadcast by Big Joe Henry.

Irish Feis/Festival
37th Annual Feis/Festival
Sunday. September 9, 2018; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, 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 by McLean Ave Band & Celtic Blend

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

October 2018 Irish Festivals & Events

Kilt Fest NJ
Kilt Fest NJ
October 13, 14, 2018; 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.

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