The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in New Jersey
It isn’t too difficult to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a few small ways. You can make yourself a traditional Irish meal, have yourself an Irish coffee, and, of course, wear green for the day. However, if you’re feeling like really celebrating this holiday in style, you’ll probably want to go out and have fun with other likeminded people. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll be feeling the luck of the Irish at these fun New Jersey St. Patrick’s Day events.
Irish Beer Dinner at Renault Winery
There might be no better way to celebrate a culture than by experiencing its food. That’s what Egg Harbor’s Renault Winery is betting on as it hosts its Irish Beer Dinner on March 17. Included in the five-course meal are such tasty dishes as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, corned beef, and dumplings. Of course, you can’t forget the “beer” part of this dinner, so make sure you grab yourself a pint of Irish beer, including Guinness, Smithwick’s, and Killians. Note that you’ll need to make a reservation in advance of the dinner.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Kidz Village
St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday to be celebrated by people of all ages. Unfortunately, it’s often the adults who get to have the most fun. Not so at Kidz Village in Woodbridge, which will be hosting a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17. If you’re not familiar with Kidz Village, it’s an indoor playground separated into themed areas – perfect for letting the kids blow off some energy. The St. Patrick’s Day party will include eating and dancing, and adults are more than welcome to join. In fact, they get free admission.
Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade
With pretty much every mid-sized town throwing its own celebration, there’s no shortage of St. Patrick’s Day parades to attend. So, if you can attend only one parade, you might want to make it the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. That’s because this parade, in its 82nd year, is New Jersey’s longest-running. You won’t only be having fun as you watch all the colorful floats go by – you’ll also be witnessing history.
Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular
It’s one thing to enjoy a traditional Irish meal or visit a St. Patrick’s Day parade. It’s another to celebrate the holiday with an evening of Irish folk music and dance. “Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular,” is one of the country’s leading Irish dance shows, and will take place on March 24 at Ocean County College’s Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River. This isn’t just a random collection of songs and dances, either. “Rhythm in the Night” is a two-act musical that tells the tale of a battle between good and evil. While the event is a few days after St. Patrick’s Day proper, it might be one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday.