This is the guide for 2012 St. Patrick’s Day. Read the 2013 Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Guide.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2012! St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday for people of all ages at the Jersey Shore. In 2012, there are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day events for everyone to enjoy in Ocean County. From the best St. Patrick’s Day bar specials, to Irish cultural events and of course the Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade – this guide covers it all. Here’s the best of St. Patrick’s Day 2012 in Ocean County:
- Starting at 8AM on St. Patrick’s Day, Farrell’s in Point Pleasant Beach will be dishing out great Irish foods, including Irish breakfast in the morning and corned beef sandwiches with pot pie at night. Plus live music all day long.
- Jenks Club in Point Pleasant Beach presents “St. Patty’s Pot of Gold” with music by Brian Kirk. There’ll be $2 Bud Lights and $1000 Visa Card giveaways.
- Idle Hour in Point Pleasant will host a St. Patrick’s Tent Party with music by The Mangos and more. There’s Miller Lite specials, bag pipes, food and prizes all day long. And don’t forget to ride the Mechanical bull.
- Club Maggie’s in Lakewood presents St Pattys Day Bar Crawl to their locations. Check it out.
- River Rock in Brick will put on a show on March 17th with Funktion 11 performing. Plus $2 Miller Lites.
- McGinn’s Pub in Jackson will be open on St. Patrick’s day from 11AM-3AM with an All You Can Eat Irish food special for only $12.99. Plus they’re serving green beer and they have live entertainment.
- Charlies’ Pizzeria and Pub in Manchester will be serving Corned Beef Sandwiches and dinner all day long. Stop in and try their Irish stew and listen to live music from Melanie and Sonny at night.
- Craig Daniel & The Distractions will rock Boston’s in Toms River on March 17th. Plus, there will be bagpipes, corned beef and cabbage.
- McIntyres in Toms River will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music by James Arlow and the Ruffian Circus.
- High Velocity in Beachwood presents all your St. Patty’s Day favorites: bagpipes, corned beef and cabbage!
- The Office in Toms River will be serving all your favorite Irish foods, include Irish sodabread. Make sure you stop in on St. Patrick’s Day to listen to the bagpipes.
- Yuenling and Guinness specials will be front and center on St. Patrick’s Day at the Miracle Pub in Toms River. Plus, music and karaoke with Freak Brother Fred.
- Klees in Seaside Heights will host musician Marty McKernan on March 10th for the Parade. And then John Monnecka performs on March 17th.
- Crab’s Claw Inn in Lavallette gets you ready for the parade with performances by The Snakes and Matt Noffsinger on March 10th. And then on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, the music starts at 3PM and goes all night long. Plus they have mouthwatering Irish foods including Irish nachos and Dublin tacos.
- Sawmill in Seaside Park will host a huge St. Patty’s Day Party on March 10th with two DJs performing (one on each floor).
- Jimbos in Seaside Heights opens at 9AM the morning of the Seaside Heights Parade. They will serve a Pre-parade buffet. Then after the parade, stop by for green beer and live DJs.
- At 11AM on March 10th, Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights opens up for the Parade. There will be live DJs, Coors Light specials and giveaways all day long.
- The Shark Fin Inn in Forked River presents a St. Patrick’s Day treat. Beginning in the afternoon, enjoy music from Charlie Mack and Matt Noffsinger. Then, enjoy corned beef, cabbage and $2 Miller Lites.
- Captain’s Inn in Forked River presents two great parties on March 17th. Mike Kelly will perform in the restaurant and Brother Peter at the Tiki Bar. Plus feast on corned beef, cabbage and Guinness drink specials.
- From Noon-3AM on St. Patrick’s Day, Nardi’s in LBI presents 3 different bands: The Following, Dave Christopher and Richie & The All-Stars. Plus, they will serve half-prizes appetizers and $5 car bombs.
- Buckalews in LBI will host the Diablo Sandwich band at night. And the party includes great Irish foods, beers and whiskey.
Irish Cultural Events
- The Maris Stellar Conference Center in LBI invites you to celebrate Irish Arts Day on March 3rd from 11AM-4PM. There will be entertainment by local and regional singers, dancers and artists. It’s a great way to celebrate Irish Arts.
- Are you a big fan of Irish music? Then check out Land of the Leprechauns at the Ocean County Library in Lacey on March 7th from 7PM-9PM. You’ll hear a collection of songs, stories and jigs that will make you feel just like you’re in Ireland. It’s sponsored by Ocean First Foundation, Arts and Cultural Grant and the OCL Foundation.
- Georgian Court University presents “Just a Wee Bit of Culture: Tea, Food & Folklore” on March 8th from 2PM-4PM. You’ll learn all about the myths and lore of the Irish culture from a historian.
- The Strand Theatre in Lakewood hosts “Beyond Celtic”, the newest show from internationally renowned Irish tenor Michael Londra. The show will be March 10th from 8PM-10PM.
- Check out Irish Movie Matinee: Original Short Films courtesy of the Garden State Film Festival. The short movies include “Bye Bye Now”, “The Wednesdays” and “Gone Fishing”. You can catch it on March 14th from 2PM-4PM at Georgian Court University.
- The Toms River Senior Center will host a St Patrick’s Day Party on March 16th from 12PM-2PM for Seniors age 60+. There will be fun entertainment and more!
- What’s St. Patrick’s Day without an Irish Wake? The Lacey Elk’s Lodge will host a St. Patrick’s Day Bash and Irish Wake on March 17th from 6PM-11PM. It’s worth checking out, especially if you have never been to one before.
The 28th Annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Beautiful Seaside Heights will wake up once again from its winter slumber to host the Annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s parade begins at Noon on Saturday March 10th. The theme for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be “Honor and Remember”, where we will pay tribute to our fallen military heroes. Personalized flags will be presented to local Gold Star families who lost loved ones in service to our Country. As one of the largest parades in the state, over 75,000 people are expected to attend the Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Marching bands, bagpipes, floats, leprechauns and more will be in the parade. The parade route will be going straight down the Boulevard in Seaside Heights. It’s a fun event for people of all ages. It’s always great to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Jersey Shore, just as the famous Snakes’ song reminds us: