|2017 Spring Lake Irish Festival Saturday:
May 20, 2017 (12P-5P)
Details coming soon. Vendors accepted by calling the Chamber office at: 732-449-0577 or email@example.com
This year the Irish Festival will feature many family friendly events perfect for a Spring-time stroll through downtown Spring Lake. Expect live music, dancing, food, kids activities and shopping.
BELOW IS WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016:
Spring Lake is known as the Jersey Shore’s Irish Riviera!
Come celebrate Irish hospitality with us!
Thank you to our gracious sponsors:
Trinity Financial, The Irish Centre and St. Stephen's!
Want to be a vendor for May 20, 2017?
Contact the Chamber @ 732-449-0577
SEE: 2016 & 2015 Irish Festival Archive
The 2016 Spring Lake Irish Festival was held on Saturday, May 21st from noon till 5:00 p.m. on Morris Avenue, which was closed to traffic from Third Avenue to Fourth Avenue. There will also be activities, a photo booth, and buskers performing on Third Avenue. There will be music featuring Six Mile Cross (12 – 2:00) and The Snakes (3:00 – 5:00) throughout the afternoon from the stage on Morris Avenue behind the centennial clock.
The Food Court served Irish favorites as well as typical festival choices throughout the afternoon from Chamber member restaurants like St. Stephen’s Green, On Third Café, Ray’s Café and Spring Lake Tap House to name a few. We featured our Beer & Wine Garden where you can enjoy a Guinness, a Bud or a Coors Light or a glass of wine with your lunch in the garden area.
Activities for the kid’s will be pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting, an amazing juggler as well as a stilt walker extraordinaire! Many Spring Lake Chamber member businesses featured their goods with a booth on Morris as well as some fun vendors like Glitter Hoops, who will present a hula hoop demonstration and sand art to delight visitors of all ages.
A special feature this year will be –“an Damsha Mor” – The Big Dance which will feature Irish Step dancing with Andrew Vickers Club Rince, Devrin School of Dance from Brielle and the Shea Jennings School of Irish Dance from Manasquan. We are delighted to announce that Ellen Anderson, former step dancing champion and featured fiddler with Six Mile Cross, will be assisting the student dancers.
The ever favorite Irish Soda Bread Contest will, once again, be chaired by Maureen Skea of Finishing Touches and applications will be available on line. For the second year we will also feature our Irish Treasure Hunt. The prizes are amazing: 1st place is a Waterford Crystal Bowl ($350 value) donated by The Irish Centre – 2nd place is a Green & White Herringbone All Cotton Throw from Brahms Mount ($225 value) donated by Finishing Touches – 3rd place is a Gift Certificate donated from Flowers By Colleen for $50. All you have to do is to visit at least 10 of the stores listed on the program card and be sure to secure a sticker - then place the card in the “Pot of Gold” at the Chamber table. Winners
will be drawn at 5:00 and you must be present to win.
New this year was demonstrations in ancient Irish sports by the GAA along with soccer skills by The Atlantic Club. Instructions in how to knit an Irish sweater will be a feature and there will be a pleinair artist as well. As you can see, there will be an activity of interest to children of all ages.
The festival is being sponsored by:
Trinity Financial a Peter Grandich Company,
The Irish Centre
St. Stephen’s Green Publick House
SEE: 2016 & 2015 Irish Festival Archive: