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.

A marching band of the celtic variety walking up the street during a parage all holding bagpipes

Photo via www.hamiltonparade.com

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Terhune Orchards

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/st-patricks-day-celebration-at-terhune-orchards/17370/

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!

A man and a woman play guitar at terhune orchards in front of some tanks of wine

Photo via www.facebook.com/terhuneorchards

 

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Crossing Vineyards & Winery

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/st-patrick%e2%80%99s-day-weekend/16067/

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!

A view of the tasting bar at crossings vineyards

Photo via www.buckscountywinetrail.com

 

Shamrocks & Clutch Shots – St. Paddy's Party at Stumpy's Hatchet House

https://www.visitprinceton.org/event/shamrocks-%26-clutch-shots-st-paddys-party/17394/

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!

A view of the inside of Stumpy's Hatchet House

St. Patrick’s Day Film Fest at Hopewell Theater

https://www.visitprinceton.org/listing/hopewell-theater/7159/

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.

A view from the rear of the hopewell theater

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.

A view of the front of the st patricks day parade in robbinsville

Photo via www.robbinsvilleirish.org

 

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