Happy 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Ocean County! March is always a fun month because of Saint Patrick’s Day at the Jersey Shore. Bars and restaurants in Ocean County serve delicious Irish food and drink around St. Patrick’s Day, and there are enlightening Irish cultural events in Ocean County. Plus, 2013 welcomes the 29th Annual Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Here is your guide to St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in Ocean County:
Northern Ocean County
Jenk’s Club in Point Pleasant Beach hosts Pot-O-Gold on March 16th. Enjoy $4 Jameson shots until midnight, $3 Bud Lights all night. Plus, $1000 gift cards will be given away, so try to win a gift card.
Idle Hour in Point Pleasant hosts their 2nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Tent Party with delicious food and drink specials.
Be a part of the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Festivities at Magee’s in Lakewood starting at Noon on March 17th. Drink specials include $2.50 Green Coors Light Pints and $3 Green Jello shots. For entertainment, DJ Big Nab plays at 3PM and DJ Defcon comes out at 8PM. Magee’s will also be serving corned beef and cabbage specials and give-aways all day.
Central Ocean County
During the 2013 Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 9th in Seaside Heights, Captian Hooks boasts the “best view in town”. They invite you to buy their Commemorative 22 oz mugs for $6 (and just $4 for refills). Plus, Captain Hooks will serving BBQ foods like burgers and Rueben’s in their parking lot all day. Musical acts include “Guys with Beards” and “Katfish Lucy”. The party begins at 10am.
All always during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights will be hosting a big party starting at 11am. And this year, it includes a pig roast.
Miracle Sports Pub in Toms River will be serving an All You Can Corned Beef & Cabbage Buffett on March 17th. It’s just $7.99 for kids under 10 and $12.99 for adults. 2-Hour seating blocks on St. Patrick’s Day for the buffet are at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.
Southern Ocean County
For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the Tiki Bar at Captain’s Inn in Forked River will be re-opening on March 15th. It is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration complete with $3 Guinness Drafts, $4 Jameson, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and corned beef specials.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Calloway’s in West Creek will celebrate all day. “Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns” perform at 11am, and bagpipers play at 3pm.
Buckalews in Beach Haven will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all weekend. On Friday March 15th, Mike Byrne plays at 6pm. On Saturday March 16th & Sunday March 17th, see a LIVE Leprechaun at Noon, Bagpippers at 3pm and Step Dancers are 7pm. Plus on Saturday Night, “Ridgemont High” performs at 9pm.
Irish Cultural Events
Get ready to laugh for the Irish Comedy Tour. Comedians whose ancestors hail from Ireland (Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, Joey Carroll, Jim Campbell, Derrick Keane) perform at 8pm on March 2nd at the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood.
Carmel Quinn – the Irish Songbird – performs at Ocean County College’s Arts & Community in Toms River on March 11th at 2pm.
Enjoy traditional Irish music from the Civil War with Mike Plunkett, Irish Brigade Musician, who will perform his tunes at the Ocean County Historical Society in Toms River at 3pm on March 11th.
All St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – March 16th & March 17th – Laurita Winery in New Egypt will be playing Irish music and serving delicious Irish food for purchase such as corned beef, cabbage and Irish lamb stew. And it is FREE to attend.
Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day March 17th with special happenings for children, including a treasure hunt and crafts beginning at 10am.
The 2013 Ocean County St Patrick’s Day Parade
The 29th Annual Ocean County St Patrick’s Day Parade commences on Saturday, March 9th , 2013 at Noon in Seaside Heights. Many businesses, organizations and Irish heritage groups will be parading on the Boulevard. The parade also includes marching bands, floats and vendors. Make sure you wear green and support the 2013 parade. This is the first major event in Seaside Heights since Hurricane Sandy and a great opportunity to show the World that the Shore is restored.
How cool is the Ocean County St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Take a look Ocean Happening’s video from last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: