North Wildwood Irish Weekend 2014
This year the North Wildwood Irish Fall Festival will run from Thursday Sept 18th to Sunday Sept 21st, 2014. Pubs will open along New Jersey Ave in accordance with local licensing laws and live Irish music will begin in the best establishments shortly thereafter.
On Friday vendors will set up the Irish Marketplace along New Jersey Ave from 8am. Most stores are open by approx 10am and remain on New Jersey ave to 7pm when they are required to break down their booths. At this time the Police Dept co-ordinate the process so please co-operate if you are on New Jersey ave between 7pm and 8pm Friday thru Sunday. The Main Tent opens at 4pm and remains open to 2:30am. Approx 6 live bands will perform over the course of Friday night. Free live Irish music is also available all along New Jersey ave from 1 pm to 10:30 pm on Friday and in the pubs and clubs.
Saturday begins at 8am with the 5k run. In previous years advanced registration was available at Ownen’s Pub, 119 East 17th Street, North Wildwood. Not sure yet if this is the case again this year. Participation is approx $15 and prizes are available. Race day sign up is at the AOH booth between 1st and 2nd on Olde New Jersey Ave.
The Main Tent opens at approx 12 noon with a host of Irish music on offer. Please see our “Main Tent” link above for more detail on the bands performing in the Main Tent. Free Irish music and entertainment will also be available all along New Jersey Ave and in the pubs and clubs.
Vendors will again start setting up at 8am and should be ready for business at approx 10am. Again please co-operate with the Police Dept as they co-ordinate the vendor break down between 7pm and 8pm on Saturday evening.
After Mass people begin to gather for the parade. The parade begins at 1pm, starting at 24th & Surf Aves to Spruce & Olde New Jersey Aves.
There will again be live music and vendors will be open all along New Jersey Ave from approx 10am to 7pm.