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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.

State of NJ

At this time, and until further notice,  COVID-19 executive orders  in effect apply to large public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks.

Some outdoor recreational areas and businesses have been able to restart their operations. These include;
Beaches, State and Municipal Parks, and recreational campgrounds are open for passive recreation, including fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking,  jogging, biking, birding, horseback riding, and more.

Atlantic City's casinos will be able to reopen July 2 at 25% capacity.

Playgrounds and outdoor amusement parks, water parks, and arcades in the Garden State can also reopen on July 2. Parks and boardwalk rides will be limited to 50% of typical guest capacity and must enforce social-distancing rules on rides and in lines. Face coverings for guests and staff are required

Currently most public gatherings are limited: Indoor gatherings are limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons.

Restaurants are open for outdoor dining only. Indoor dining has been postponed until further notice

With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

Spring Lake Irish   Festival
Spring Lake Irish Festival
Saturday, June 13, 2020; Noon - 5pm
Spring Lake Business District (Third Avenue)
Spring Lake is known as the Jersey Shore's Irish Riviera. Is there a better place to have an Irish Festival? This family event features all things Irish! It's a day of food, songs, entertainment, kids activities, a beer & Wine Garden, and shopping.

Celtic Weekend
Celtic Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2020: 11:00am-5:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 South
Cape May, NJ  
Come out and celebrate all things Celtic.
The Celtic Weekend 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.
T he weekends musical entertainment will be throughout the grounds. Main stage performances will include sets by Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band, which is comprised of members of the famed Atlantic City Sandpipers, on Sunday. Joe McGonigle will entertain all weekend long along with world-renowned musician Tom Brett. Mike Dupuy Falconry will be joining us again on Saturday and Sunday. The New Jersey Irish Setter Rescue will be at the event, accompanied by the loveable breed to meet with visitors..

Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend
Sea Isle City Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, September 25, 2020 to Sunday, September 27, 2020
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."
The festival will kick-off at 3:00 p.m. on Friday with Irish bands taking the stage. On Saturday at 10am, the Irish Vendor Market along JFK Boulevard (west of Landis Avenue) will run throughout the day and will feature a bevy of Irish collectibles, fashion apparel, crafts and "must have" green items. In addition, the market will also feature food vendors offering many tempting selections. Saturday's music line-up will continue with live Irish music throughout the day and evening. Irish Weekend will continue on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., when the Irish Vendors Market reopens along with musical entertainment Sunday afternoon.

Irish Fall Festival
Irish Fall Festival
September 25. 26, 27, 2020
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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