SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will include music, food and craft vendors, kid friendly activities, and will culminate in a fireworks display at dusk.

There will be live entertainment throughout the event including appearances by renowned Irish musicians Willie Lynch and Andy Cooney, as South Amboy's own DB Kelly Pipes and Drums.

“Now that we are finally beginning to emerge from the pandemic, we are excited to hold this event in anticipation of the parade’s return in March 2022," South Amboy St. Patrick's Day Parade co-chair Mickey Gross said.

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The City of South Amboy has hosted an annual Saint Patrick’s Parade for many years, and the event has grown to one of the largest in New Jersey. 

“We felt that it was important to support the Parade Committee and gear up for our annual Parade in 2022,” said Mayor Fred Henry. “I promise you that our dedicated Parade volunteers and our City employees will ensure that this is an event to remember.”

South Amboy is conveniently located at the nexus of Route 9 & 35 and is home to a convenient NJ Transit rail station that is only a short walk to the Waterfront Park.  Rain date for the event is Sept. 26.