Irish Week

With multiple events going on, our Downtown Freehold Irish Week definitely brings people out of the cold winter blues and into the feeling that Spring is right around the corner!

Freehold Borough Arts Council’s 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 15, 2020

11:00 am – Marching Group Check in at McLean Street

12:00 pm – Parade Assembles

1:00 pm – Parade Start Time 

2:30 pm – After Parties at the Colombian Club and Elks Club.

The parade route this year is packed with tons of fun and Irish tradition, as participants will march from Mclean Street to the Elk’s Lodge. Thank you Freehold Borough Arts Council, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div 16, the FBPD, Freehold Colombian Club, Freehold Elks and many others for making this all possible.

A very special thank you to the Freehold Borough Police Department.

The parade will assemble at Mclean Street starting at noon and the parade kicks-off at 1:00pm!
Please Park in Borough and other Public Parking Lots. Please do not park in private lots.

After Parties at the Freehold Elk’s Lodge 1454 and Freehold Colombian Club featuring Eddie Testa Band!

2020 Irish Week Flavor of Freehold

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, 2020- 5:30pm – 8:00pm

A unique tour of Downtown Freehold’s venerable restaurants, bars, and shops held over two days. Participants walk from place to place with their “Shamrock Passport” used as a guide of where to go. Everyone will receive signature samples from some of Freehold’s most loved establishments. There will also be bagpipers performing to establish a festive atmosphere!

Past Participating Businesses Include:

A Little Bit of Cuba, Metropolitan Cafe, San Marzano Trattoria, Chips Hair Salon, Cafe 360, Jemm Optical, Freehold Body Care, Court Jester, Especially For You Florist, Freehold Art Gallery, American Hotel, Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro, Caribbean Flavor LLC, Uncle Ralston’s Jamaican Homestyle Cooking, El Meson Cafe, Solo Tratoria, Shloka Indian Restaurant, Texas Mexican Restaurant

2020 Irish Week Pub Crawl

Thursday, March 19th, 2020 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The week always ends with the ultimate Happy Hour, our highly anticipated Pub Crawl held at some of Freehold’s most beloved establishments: The American Hotel, Federici’s, Court Jester, and Metropolitan Café. Patrons will be serenaded by the sound of bagpipers as they choose from an exclusive Beer or Scotch tasting. Beer or Scotch tasting: $20.00 Beer Crawl per person; $40.00 Scotch Crawl per person.

Traditional Irish Bagpipers

We will provide the sounds of the season brought to you by traditional Irish Bagpipers throughout the week.

You will have plenty of chances to hear our performers during Downtown Freehold’s Irish Week Events including the Flavor of Freehold and the Pub Crawl. 

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