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Downtown Freehold Announces St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Irish Week in Freehold Borough will begin Tuesday, March 12 and will continue through St. Patrick's Day.

In a few weeks, Freehold will be seeing green, with the kick off of Irish Week.

Starting on March 12, Downtown Freehold will begin its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with Irish Week featuring local food, drink and music.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday March 12 and Wednesday March 13, Downtown Freehold will host the Flavor of Freehold. Ticket holders will be able to experience some of Freehold’s most loved restaurants and shops.  A complete list of participating businesses can be seen here. Tickets for the event cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the Downtown Freehold Office or at flavor-freehold.weebly.com.

Irish Week continues with Downtown Freehold’s Pub Crawl. Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, March. 15 four participating pubs will be holding a scotch or beer tasting. Participation in the beer crawl cost $20. Tickets for the scotch crawl cost $40. To purchase tickets contact Downtown Freehold at 732-333-0094.

After getting some rest on Saturday, Irish week will continue on Sunday, March 17 with the Freehold St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Freehold Borough Arts Council. After the parade, Downtown Freehold will be continuing the celebration with the sound of bagpipes from 7 to 9 p.m. to go along with St. Patrick’s Day specials at local restaurants.

More information about any of these events can be found online at downtownfreehold.com.

Brian Sullivan February 24, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Emily and George, for those who are looking for a more cultural flavor without emphasis on alcohol, the Freehold Borough Arts Council has that covered. The above article mentions the parade which is very family oriented. In past years we held viewings of Irish films. Last year after the first ever St. Patrick's Day parade in Freehold we had a wonderful children's film shown at Center Players. This year we do not have a film lined up but I do believe we will be featuring Irish dancers as well as a couple of other possible surprises. All in all, it is a good time for that time of year when not much is going on. Come out and enjoy!
Emily February 24, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Let's remember the rich Irish culture with playwrights, novelists, short story writers, dancers, musicians, historians, poets, philosophers.....James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Frank McCourt, Maeve Binchy and thousands of others who have contributed and enriched our lives in so many ways.
Kathryn McMahon March 03, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Can't wait to get blasted at the pub crawl and ring and run curious George's door bell!!
Howie March 03, 2013 at 03:04 AM
I agree Kathryn!!! Curious George needs to stop being so damn curious!
Lisa March 03, 2013 at 01:23 PM
I'm another Lisa. I do understand where Curious George is coming from. Excessive, reckless and irresponsible drinking can occur in folks of any age, really. Certainly, people who do have problems limiting alcohol intake can take advantage of these types of events. But I would also assume that there will be some extra security presence to stop anyone getting out of control. . I see also where an event like this for responsible adults is fun and a way to get out and socialize in a festive atmosphere after a cooped-up winter. I am not much of a drinker but I enjoy being around people who are enjoying themselves and a holiday. PS: Emily, I love your post! Oscar Wilde is a favorite of mine!

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