We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? And with Irish immigrants settling into Mercer County back in the 1800’s, the area became steeping in history worthy of celebrating. In fact, there are 10 Irish-American organizations in Mercer County that come together on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate their shared heritage. So join along with the fun (even if you’re not Irish) because there’s lots o’ events that will be happening.
Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Saturday, March 14th at 1pm
Starting at the Nottingham Fire House located at 200 Mercer Street. The perfect event for kids, dogs, friends and family. Come and see why everyone floods to H town to kick off their celebration. Note: Pre-parade kickoff happening at Killarney’s in Hamilton! Come for bag pipes, tricky tray and more Irish fun.
Photo via www.hamiltonparade.com
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
When: Sunday, March 15th, 12pm - 5pm
Just a wee bit of a musical celebration with Irish classics performed by local musicians. Raise a toast to the imminent arrival of spring, and stop by the farm storm for some homemade Irish soda bread. Free to attend, and families are welcome!
Photo via www.facebook.com/terhuneorchards
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Crossing Vineyards & Winery
1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA 18940
When: Saturday, March 14th - Sunday, March 15th at 12pm
Enjoy local craft beers, along with award-winning wines, specialty pairings and some incredible live music. No cover charge!
Photo via www.buckscountywinetrail.com
Shamrocks & Clutch Shots – St. Paddy's Party at Stumpy's Hatchet House
745 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
When: March 20 8pm - 11pm
Join the folks at Stumpy's Hatchet House for a festive throwdown and see if you have what it takes to master the clutch shot – the ultimate test of skill. For those just looking for non-competitive fun, we’ve got you covered with good times guaranteed, and green and gold aplenty. Celebrate Saint Paddy at Stumpy’s with contests, giveaways, and more!
St. Patrick’s Day Film Fest at Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
When: Saturday, March 14th, Sunday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 18th
Catch some of the best Irish films around: The Wind that Shakes the Barley and Michael Collins, the highest grossing film in Ireland. Two chances to watch each film! These will certainly get you in the spirit, especially for those who prefer to skip the crowds at the parade.
Photo via www.njbiz.com
Robbinsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Saturday, March 21st at 11:30am
Why not keep the party going? Celebrate St. Patty in beautiful Robbinsville and enjoy an awesome array of floats, music and Irish shenanigans. Starting at the Foxmoor Shopping Center and ending on Lake Drive.
Photo via www.robbinsvilleirish.org