St. Patrick’s Day is… kind of a big deal in New Jersey. That’s why we’ve put together this ultimate page to chronicle all of our St. Patty’s coverage throughout each year. This mega-feature jam packs all of our articles and event listings so that you can always come back and relive/prep for each year’s festivities. Without further ado, here is the Best of NJ Guide to St Patrick’s Day!


StPattysDay(Parades)The Best St. Patrick’s Day Parades in NJ

March has arrived, and before you know it, St. Patrick’s Day will be here. If you’re looking for places to celebrate, there are a ton of events and parades happening across the Garden State leading up to March 17. To help you organize the when and where’s, we’ve put together a definitive guide to 20 of the most spectacular St. Patrick’s Day events going on in New Jersey. Check them out…

St. Patrick’s Day Guide to the Best Pubs in NJ

Do you love the color green? Are you under the impression that there’s no sound more beautiful than bagpipes when enjoyed over a cold (possibly green) beer? Do you look good in plaid? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you’re in luck. Or, as some might say, you have the luck of the Irish. Not only is St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, chances are you’ll find a fantastic Irish bar there as well…

summertime kidFamily-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in NJ

Every year on March 17, the Irish and Irish-at-heart around the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious holiday has become a festive day full of eating, drinking and revelry. Here in New Jersey, St. Patrick’s Day is honored with parades, festivals and tons of Irish-themed events. While some love to kick back at their favorite Irish Pub, families with small kids might be looking for other options…

HobokenHoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration takes place throughout the city on the first Saturday of March every year. The annual event invites people from all over the country to come experience Hoboken’s extensive bar scene, as well as their unparalleled vigor. Both undergrads and adults with full-time jobs lined up bright and early to get into their favorite bars and eateries, a trend which continued on through the night…

Whiskey CocktailsWhiskey Cocktails to Drink on St. Patrick’s Day

Over the past few centuries, the Feast of St. Patrick, a humble religious holiday, has stretched and morphed into St. Patrick’s Day, a jubilant celebration of all things Irish. It’s a day to celebrate corned beef and cabbage, trad music — and, of course, whiskey. But have you ever wondered how whiskey came to be associated with Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day in particular, in the first place? Here’s why…

Irish BoutiqueThe Best Irish Shops and Boutiques in NJ

On St. Patrick’s Day we’ll all be digging through our closets looking for something green to wear. Sure, you can stop in your local party store and grab a few festive accessories (think green plastic beads and shamrock sunglasses), but if you really want to impress with some authentic Irish apparel look no further than one of New Jersey’s Irish shops. These quaint boutiques carry everything from Aran sweaters..

Claddagh ring with emerald5 Tips for Throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

Spring is almost here, which means St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Although it’s highly unlikely that you’ll find a four-leaf clover or that a leprechaun will lead you to a pot of gold on March 17, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than with a St. Paddy’s Day-themed wedding. “It’s great for anyone that wants their wedding to be a fun party,” says wedding planner Christina Cusano…


Old horse shoe,with clover leaf, on wooden backgroundNJ St. Patrick’s Day: Parades, Parties & More

We’ve listed all the parades, dinners and parties in every region that we could find. The biggest parade that we’ve found this year is in Belmar on the 2nd of March, the oldest parade is in Newark on the 14th and the newest parades are in Asbury Park on the 9th and Clinton on the 16th. Both communities will be staging their first parades this year. There are parties leading up to the holiday that help fund the parades…

Upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Events

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Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The parade will be March 4th on Franklin Ave. Step off is at 1pm. Info

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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington County

Saturday, March 4, 2017: The only St. Patrick's Day Parade in Burlington County begins in Downtown Mount Holly. The Parade is a fun filled day with Pipe Bands, Irish Bands Step Dancers and many …

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Belmar St Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 5, 2017: In 1974, for the first time, men and women of the Jersey Shore joined together and marched up Main Street in honor of Saint Patrick. Formed and led by the …


The Irish Tenors

Friday, March 10, 2017: The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre. All classically trained singers, each having performed in …

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North Wildwood's St Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Ceremony will begin on the front steps of North Wildwood City Hall at 11:30 am. A festive parade will begin at noon. Participants include VFW Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of …

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Ocean County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day parade in Seaside Heights is a Jersey Shore tradition not to be missed! It starts at noon on the Boulevard at J Street …

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St Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton

Saturday, March 11, 2017: Come out an enjoy the Annual St Patrick's Day Parade at Hamilton. Parade steps off at 1pm. Info

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St. Patrick's Day at Knife & Fork Inn

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The Saint Patrick's Day Parade ends at Knife and Fork Inn, so stop in for some corned beef sliders and kobe sliders with guinness cheddar and celebrate the Irish in …

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The AC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The AC St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at 1 p.m. on the boardwalk in front of Revel, then continues south along the length of the boardwalk to Albany Ave. Info

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Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The event will feature bagpipers, dancers, grand floats and non-stop music. Join in Union Center on Stuyvesant Ave for delicious festival foods, kids rides, activities and vendors. Bring your chairs …

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Sea Isle City's Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

Saturday, March 11, 2017: The annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade is always a favorite, thanks to many shamrock-clad enthusiasts - and plenty "Wearin' of the Green." Info

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St. Patrick’s Day in the 1830s

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Tensions are rising in Allaire Village as the Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day approaches. The Irish immigrants are facing opposition from the other works. The English and French workers don’t …

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FBAC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12PM. Parade Grand Marshall: Jerry Martin. 1:30PM: After Party with Pat Roddy Band at The Freehold Elks Lodge 1454. Info

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West Orange St Patrick's Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The parade route begins at the corners of Main Street & Mt. Pleasant Avenue (WO Town Hall) and runs north along Main Street to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Eagle …

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Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Join in for the 4th Annual Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade - March 12, 2017. Parade steps off at 1:00pm at 5th Avenue & Ocean Avenue.This parade has picked up …

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Rumson St Patrick's Parade and Festival

Sunday, March 12, 2017: This event is more than a parade. It features 8 bag pipe bands, floats, marching bands, Irish Step Dancers, traditional Irish food, antique and classic cars, novelty acts, veteran groups …

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Somerville St. Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The Somerville St. Patrick’s Parade is Sunday, March 12th at 1:30 PM. Please enjoy downtown Somerville the day of the parade. Bar Service starts @ 12:00pm. Info

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Woodbridge St Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: Parade is March 12, 2017 @ Woodbridge High School (steps off at 1:30 pm) Ends at Woodbridge Town Hall. Info

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Clinton St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place Sunday, March 12 @ 3pm downtown Clinton. Info


Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 12, 2017: This Irish-American tradition attracts more than 14,000 visitors—making this parade one of the biggest events in Hackettstown. Streets fill with enthusiasm as families, residents and visitors line up along the …


The Five Irish Tenors

Tuesday, March 14, 2017: The Five Irish Tenors fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. Starring David Martin, Aaron Cawley, …

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Go Green, Get Lucky

Thursday, March 16, 2017: Bring your friends to an after-hours adventure at Liberty Science Center! Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by going green! Show up in your greenest gear and participate in eco-inspired activities …

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Go Green Day!

Friday, March 17, 2017: Children 6-10. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in a new way! Explore the Watershed Center with the Teacher-Naturalists to learn about its’ innovative green systems and sustainable features then team up …

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Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017: Come and see the largest family oriented St. Patrick’s Day Parade in all of NJ. Come celebrate with the Irish and their friends as we recognize their contribution in building …

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Newark St Patrick's Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017: New Jersey's First and Finest -- Join in Friday afternoon, March 17, 2017 for the 82nd Year of the Newark Parade -- Keeping the Tradition Alive! Info

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Irish I Had Another Glass of Wine Friday!

Friday, March 17, 2017: Get your Irish on....They will be open Friday night for Happy Hour Friday from 5:30 to 8:00pm to celebrate St. Patty's Day.  Serving up finger sandwich Corned Beef and Cabbage …

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, March 17, 2017: Join your favorite Leprechaun and Brook Hollow's favorite Irish Bartender as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day! A delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. Live Music! Info

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Something Lucky This Way Comes

Friday, March 17, 2017: In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, this holiday special will feature works from famous Irish writers and Irish music. Info

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Sussex County St Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Parade Steps Off at 11:30 am. Join in the Fun! When Irish Eyes are smiling there is always sunshine! Info

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Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Come out and enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Robinsville. Parade kicks off at 1pm. Info

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Highlands St. Patrick’s Parade

Saturday, March 18, 2017: The Highlands Business Partnership is proud to present the 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Nearly 100 marching units including bagpipers, marching …

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2017 South Amboy Saint Patrick’s Parade

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Come out to this family friendly parade and say hello to old friends, and make new ones! Bagpipe bands, marching bands, civic and non-profit organizations showing their support for the …

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Bayonne St Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 19, 2017: Come out and enjoy the Bayonne St Patrick's Day Parade! Parade Kick-off at 5th Street and Broadway at 1pm. Info

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The Byrne Family Irish Show

Friday, March 24, 2017: The Byrne Brothers started doing traditional Irish shows with their dad, Tommy, when they were just wee lads. Now they are going from strength to strength with their own unique …

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Keyport St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 25, 2017: The parade will have the same route as last year. Beginning at St. Joseph’s Church on Maple Place, the parade will move over West Fourth Street and continue on Maple …

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Ringwood St. Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday, March 25, 2017: Start the day off with the Annual Irish Blessing Mass at 9:00am.  10:00am Annual Unity Breakfast St. Catherine’s Church. 1:00PM Parade Begins. 2:30- 5:00 Family Celebration At St. Catherine’s Parish …

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Irish Night with Country & Bluegrass Music Show

Saturday, March 25, 2017: This annual Irish celebration presents a variety of entertainment featuring the "Irish Greeter" with lucky "Gold Coins" (Chocolate) for All! Live music and entertainment with the Devrin Academy "Step Dancers"!, …

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St. Patty's Day Weekend

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Celebrate the Luck of the Irish with something better than green beer! Celebrate Saint Patty's Day weekend at 4JG'a with food and fun....and of course, their award-winning wines.  Potato soup …