It’s that time of the year when it’s finally acceptable to dress up like a leprechaun. So put on your green outfit and make the most of St. Patrick’s Day with these fun ideas.

 

#1: Irish Music in Suningive at Whitesbog Preservation Trust

Sunday, March 17 (1 pm – 3 pm) | Browns Mills, NJ

Enjoy traditional Irish folk music presented by musicians from the Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society. This is a fun family friendly environment, so bring the kids and relax. The event is free – snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available – learn more here.

#2: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade

Saturday, March 16 (starting at 11:30 am) | North Wildwood, NJ

The festivities will begin at the steps of North Wildwood City Hall. Participants from The Irish Pipe Brigade, Emerald Society, VFW Color Guard, Sheriff Mounted Patrol – and more will strut from Atlantic Avenue to Olde NJ Avenue. For more information,  visit http://www.NorthWildwood.com

 

#3: Read “Hidden History of the Irish of New Jersey”

Irish-Americans have played a significant role in the history of New Jersey – from the American Revolution, to modern politics. Learn how their contributions have impacted Garden State culture.

 

#4: St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts

Burlington County Library | Maple Shade, NJ (March 11 -15) | Westampton (March 15 and 17)

Use your creativity to make some fun new artwork for your refrigerator. The Maple Shade location will run this craft event through the entire week while supplies last. The Westampton location will offer weekend sessions on Friday and Sunday. For more information call: (609) 267-9660.

 

#5: “Weekend Bar Crawl” in Atlantic City

March 16 (3 pm – 5 pm)| Beginning at South Carolina Ave – Atlantic City, NJ

Test your Irish Luck in Atlantic City, with this bar crawl, featuring several watering holes in AC. For more information call: 646-574-3134. Beverage specials and giveaways will be available.

 

#6: Knights of Columbus #674 Holy City Irish Breakfast

March 17, starting at 9 am | Gloucester Catholic High School Gymnasium

Enjoy live music and a classic Irish breakfast including eggs, bangers, black and white pudding, Irish coffee and more! Stay a while after breakfast for a party featuring traditional Irish music and activities.

 

#7: Irish Madness

American Legion Post 17 | Collingswood, NJ | March 23 (7 pm – 10 pm)

Shimmy your shamrocks to live Irish folk music by Tom Brett and Bill Felix while watching college hoops, in this celebration of basketball and Irish heritage. Tickets, $20, are available here.

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