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Ocean County Irish Festival in Manahawkin 2023

There is a festival happening in Manahawkin, New Jersey.

  • As of August 15, 2023, these are the details that have been released about this event.

2023 Ocean County Irish Festival

Please join for the 7th Annual Ocean County Irish Festival hosted by The Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Ocean County Chapter!

Please bring your own Seating Options to enjoy the entertainment.

When is this festival?

September 9 @ 11:00 am 7:00 pm

When is the raindate?

No rain date information has been provided.

Is this a one day only festival? Does this event repeat?

This is a one day festival.

Is the event indoors or outdoors?


Is registration required?


What is there to do at this festival in Manahawkin?

The Irish Festival will have the following activities:

  • Food vendors
  • Live music
  • Performance by Irish Step Dancers
  • Craft vendors
  • Pot O’ Gold Playland for Children activities
  • Raffle
  • Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drum Band

Entertainment Schedule

  • 11:00 am Festival Opens – Céad míle fáilte! Welcome and enjoy the entertainment!
  • 11:00 – 11:15am Starlight Performing Arts Center performing The Star-Spangled Banner and
    • The Irish National Anthem
  • 11:15 am -12:30pm The Celtic Rebels
  • 12:30 pm Remarks from Stafford Township Mayor Gregory Myhre
  • 12:30 pm Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh donation
  • 1pm -1:30 pm Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
  • 1:30 pm – 4pm The John Byrne Band
  • 2:15 -2:30 Shamrock & Thistle Pipes and Drums
    • Location: The Gazebo
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm Devrin Academy of Irish Dance
  • 4:15pm – 4:45 pm Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
    • Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums
  • 4:45 – 7:00 pm The Drunken Clams
  • 7 pm Drawing of Super 50/50
  • Drawing of Royal Big Basket of Cheer

What is the admission price?


This event is being organized and hosted by

The Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

(732) 681-7576

View Organizer Website

Please contact them with any questions regarding this event. Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this event.

Where is this festival happening?

This festival is happening at

U.S. 9 and N Lakeshore Dr
Manahawkin, NJ 08050 United States

To learn more about this festival visit the website below

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