You’re in Luck! Fun, Festive St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Orange County

Celebrate the Irish-ish in you with parades, celtic music, and more.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (March 6, 2020) There may not be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but there are fun, festive, and family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across Orange County, N.Y. this month! Sign up to run a 5K, watch a parade, or head to a craft brewery to listen to Celtic music and raise a glass or two. No matter your speed, there’s an Orange County event where you can celebrate the Irish-ish in you.

‘All month long, businesses throughout Orange County are paying tribute to our local Irish heritage and the contributions our Irish community members have made. From parades to performances, there are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day here in the Hudson Valley,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana.

Eat, drink, and be Irish at one of the many Orange County celebrations taking place this month:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Blarney Blast, Port Jervis, Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3:00 – 5:000 p.m.: Historic Downtown Port Jervis is going green with its 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebratory shenanigans! The Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums, featuring 25 bagpipers, will be leading the parade which will begin at Pike Plaza and end at the Erie Depot. Former Mayor of the City of Port Jervis R. Michael Worden and his mother Marjory Worden will be the Grand Marshals of the event. After the parade, enjoy a family-friendly, patriotic, and civic event that honors Saint Patrick and displays the Irish contributions to our community and country. www.facebook.com/PortJervisBlarneyBlast 

Emish Plays Pennings Farm for St. Patrick’s Day, Pennings Farm Market, 161 New York 94, Warwick, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: You don’t have to have the luck of the Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Pennings Farm! Grab your kin to dance and sing-along to a farm and family celebration of epic leprechaun proportion. The pub and grill, indoor beer garden, and farm market will all be open for noshing, sloshing, and shopping. Whether it’s hard cider, wine, or craft beer that allows you to toast to Saint Patrick, Pennings Farm has your drink of choice! www.eventbrite.com/e/emish-plays-pennings-farm-to-celebrate-st-patricks-day 

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Goshen, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Don’t miss the biggest – and one of the oldest – St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Hudson Valley! A celebration of a heritage of dynamic people and their contributions to humankind, the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade Committee first organized in 1979 to honor Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, as well as the Archdiocese of New York. www.facebook.com/events/569379853607503 

Celtic Cider Celebration at Angry Orchard, Angry Orchard, 2241 Albany Post, Walden, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Head to Angry Orchard’s Innovation Cider House for a delicious cider-infused food from Amuzae and pair it with one of Angry Orchard’s exclusive Cider House styles. Test your luck with contests, enjoy Celtic music, cider, food and more! www.facebook.com/events/521934535405319/ 

St. Pat’s Ramble & Run for the Gold, Village of Montgomery, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m.: Join the eighth annual Run for the Gold 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Angry Orchard & Copperfield’s Pub. In addition to the 5K, kids can participate in The Rainbow Dash, a ¼-mile fun run for children ages 8 and under which will begin promptly at 9:40 a.m., prior to the 5K. stpatsramblemontgomeryny.com/run-for-the-gold-5k-race/

Make your trip a weekend getaway with an overnight stay at one of the county’s cozy B&Bs or select hotels. Head to the Orange County Tourism website at www.orangetoursm.org to discover more must-visit attractions, eateries, and lodging options. Additionally, a fun, free, totally revamped, 55-page travel guide is available for digital download or by request at www.orangetourism.org/travel-guide. The guide highlights Orange County’s tourism destinations, as well as suggested itineraries and lodging. 

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. Like Orange County Tourism on Facebook for the latest news on local happenings. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail tourism@orangecountygov.com or call 845-615-3860.

 

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