If you’re looking for fun, festive events, you’re in luck!
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (March 3, 2021) Every March, people of all walks of life celebrate the Irish-ish in them with fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day events across Orange County, N.Y. This year, organizers have scheduled safe, socially-distant events, including fun charitable runs, mixology courses, and shamrockin’ celebrations.
“St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with parades, music, and delicious food and drinks. To continue that tradition safely in this new climate, many of our local venues are offering smaller celebrations that stay true to the spirit of the holiday,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “So, put on your best green and gold and discover one of the many wee celebrations near you!”
Below are some popular St. Patrick’s Day events in Orange County, N.Y. Before visiting any of the locations, please contact the venue directly to confirm that they are open and practice safe social-distancing.
Shamrock Celebration, The Captain’s Table, 547 Route 17M, Monroe; Sunday, March 7, 4:00-7:00 p.m.: Join the lads and ladies at The Captain’s Table for the venue’s annual Shamrock Celebration! Enjoy your favorite Irish dishes and drinks while enjoying the foot-tapping, glass-raising tunes of Roddy Harrington. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Reservations required.facebook.com/events/774892556452755
Slainte! All About Irish Cocktail, City Winery Hudson Valley, 23 Factory Street, Montgomery; Thursday, March 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Whiskey and Guinness aren’t the only Irish-themed drinks to pour for St. Patrick’s Day! Come celebrate the Emerald Isle and discover some alternative mixed drinks to put out with your holiday spread and add to your repertoire with City Winery Hudson Valley’s Beverage Manager as she guides you through preparing three cocktails and small plates that truly capture the spirit of the holiday. Full menu available a la carte. Social distancing required. citywinery.com/newyork/slainte-all-about-irish-cocktails
Run for the Gold 5K, 21 Wallkill Avenue, Montgomery; Saturday, March 20, 9:30 a.m.: Join the eighth annual Run for the Gold 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Village of Montgomery. To adhere to safety guidelines and protocols, the race will take place in smaller “waves.” Runners will also have the option to participate in the race virtually. All social distancing practices must be followed at all times, including packet pickup and before and after the race. Masks are required at packet pickup, the start and finish of the race and when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. stpatsramblemontgomeryny.com/run-for-the-gold-5k-race
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Blarney Blast, Port Jervis; Sunday, March 7, 3:00-5:00 p.m.: The third annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to historic downtown Port Jervis for the Blarney Blast. Fun, socially-distant events will include the Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums, as well as hometown musicians, and more. Organizers have tripled the length of the parade to help spectators adhere to social distancing. Masks are required. facebook.com/PortJervisBlarneyBlast
As the world reopens, Orange County, N.Y., invites residents and visitors to escape, enjoy and explore its wide-open spaces. For a full list of attractions, lodging and dining options available at this time, please visit orangetourism.org/winter Additionally, a fun, free, 56-page travel guide is available for digital download at OrangeTourism.org/travel-guide.
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 OrangeTourism.org. Like Orange County Tourism on Facebook for the latest news on local happenings.
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