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The Best Irish Festivals and Celebrations in New Jersey

Your Guide To The Best Irish Festivals. They feature New Jersey's Popular Celtic, Gaelic Fests, Parades, Celebrations, and events.

With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey plays host to a large number of Irish Festivals and events filled with Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!

Irish festivals are known to being committed to fostering cultural & community pride, introducing and teaching Irish Americans and others to all things Irish, and in strengthening relationships.

Note: 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.

September 2021 Irish Festivals and Events

Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Irish Festival
Saturday, September 11, 2021; @11am
Manahawkin Lake Park
W Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
This family event features Irish music, dancing, crafts, and food.

Annual Feis Sussex County, NJ
Annual Feis
Sunday, September 12th, 2021; 8:30 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden.

Gloucester City  6 Months 'til St. Patrick's Parade
Gloucester City 6 Months 'til St. Patrick's Parade
Sunday, September 19, 2021; 1 PM – 3 PM
Saint Mary's Church
Gloucester City, NJ
Celebrate Irish Culture at Gloucester City's Annual Community Entertainment Event hosted by Celebrity Parade Marshal Bob Kelly, everyone's favorite traffic guy from TV and radio, as well as top entertainment including: String Bands, Bagpipes, Irish Dancers, Irish Music, and outstanding Community Organizations.
NJ Irish Society of Gloucester City promises to set the bar high as 2021’s first highly-anticipated, outdoor, cultural and regional, post-pandemic party warm up for Wildwood’s Irish Weekend with SJ's BEST Parade!

Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival
September 24, 25, 26, 2021
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 events include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court stage and beer garden, and Catholic Mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues.

Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
Shamrocks By The Sea, Celtic Festival
September 25, 2021; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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 Traditional Irish Music by the Shamrock and Thistle Pipe Band and Bally Haunis.

South Amboy Irish Festival
South Amboy Irish Festival
September, 25, 2021@2pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
There will be special entertainment by Andy Cooney, The Willie Lynch Band, and Irish step dancers. Also childrens activities, food vendors, and fireworks at dusk.

October 2021 Irish Festivals and Events

Smithville Irish Festival
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2021
Historic Smithville
1 North New York Rd
Smithville, 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.

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