Spring Lake Irish Festival May 16th

2016 Irish Festival Archive:

Spring Lake is known as the Jersey Shore’s Irish Riviera!
Come celebrate Irish hospitality with us!
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (12P-5P)

The 2016 Spring Lake Irish Festival was held on Saturday, May 21st from noon till 5:00 p.m. on Morris Avenue, which will be closed to traffic from Third Avenue to Fourth Avenue. There were activities, a photo booth, and buskers performing on Third Avenue. Music featured 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 2016 Irish Festival featured many family friendly events perfect for a Spring-time stroll through downtown Spring Lake. Expect live music, dancing, food, kids activities and shopping.

Thank you to our gracious sponsors:
Trinity Financial, The Irish Centre and St. Stephen's!

Want to be a vendor for 2017?
Contact the Chamber @ 732-449-0577

Email: events@springlake.org

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 will be featuring 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 will be 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

SEE: 2017 Irish Festival


2015 Irish Festival Archive:


Irish Festival Treasure Hunt

Win a Waterford Crystal Vase (valued at $300) by visiting every store on the list to get their sticker.

The second prize is a $100 Chamber Gift Certificate and third prize is sports memorabilia.

Most stores will be offering some fun “Irish” activities or featuring Irish products & snacks. When you complete the form, bring it to the Chamber of Commerce table on Morris Avenue for a drawing to be held at 4PM 5/16/15 – you must be present to win!!!


FREE Lecture by Professor Jack Ryan from Brookdale College 

“So you want to go to Ireland
a historical and practical guide to the Emerald Isle” 

Presented at 3:15 p.m. at PH Construction, 302 Morris Avenue



Get your kilt on and come on over to the Spring Lake Irish Festival and let us see your knees. We are featuring a “best male knees in a kilt contest” with the winner bringing home a $100 Chamber Gift Certificate. 

Also, Monmouth University Athletic Department is joining the festival! Stop by to say hello and check out the sports schedule for the University.

The NFL's Ray Lucas and Jeff Feagles will be autographing photos and memorablila you bring to the table for just $10. All the proceeds from the signing of the former football players photos is going to “You Can NOT Be Replaced” – an amazing charity helping young people throughout the state.

SEE: 2017 Irish Festival


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