Some of the best traditions revolve around drinking, eating, and great live music. The Green Parrot in Newtown, PA has created an annual festival that has become just that, a tradition. This year they are hosting their 7th Annual Newtown Irish Festival, a four-day party that has everything everyone celebrating St. Patrick’s Day could want!
This family friendly Irish festival features live music, Irish step-dancing, traditional Irish food and drinks, kid friendly activities, and of course a 5k Shamrock Shuffle race on Saturday. Children can enjoy face painting and balloon twisting, while those who are 21+ indulge in tasty Irish food and plenty of cold brews.
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The fun starts on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. with a “Very Irish Evening” Concert under a heated tent featuring Blackthorn and Joe Conklin, “The Man of a Thousand Voices.” Guests can also enjoy live music inside the Green Parrot featuring musician, Mike Shackleton, playing from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. For just $100.00 per person receive VIP all access wristband that provide you VIP access to both shows, entrance to the Festival all weekend, a $20.00 Green Parrot gift card with no expiration, and a four hour open bar for the show. *Guests must be 21 years or older to purchase tickets for this event
The party continues on Friday, March 17th, for St. Patrick’s Day! Live music will begin as early as 11:00 a.m. in the restaurant with Ray Coleman and will be followed by Ireland’s own blue singer, Seamus Kelleher. Children can enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, and Irish step-dancing under the Green Parrot tent starting at 1:00 p.m. with live music by Clancy’s Pistol. The Jim Milligan Band will take the stage for the rest of the evening from 6pm-10pm.
Rise and shine early Saturday (March 18th) morning for the 2nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Race. With every registration for the 5K, runners will receive awesome swag bags and an all-access wristband giving guests access into the days’ Irish Festival Events. The wristband is good for 1 FREE beverage (this includes alcohol for those 21+), a food voucher, and continuous entry all night long. After the race enjoy live music from the Juliano Brothers as they make their Newtown Irish Festival debut, followed by Jamison Celtic Rock band. In the restaurant, enjoy music from Seamus McGroary, Keep the Change Band, and DJ ESG.
Finally on Sunday, March 19th, enjoy drinks and live music from Ray Coleman, Keep The Change Duo, and Seamus McGroary in the restaurant. Plus as is tradition, The Secret Service Band will wrap up the 4-day festival under the tent starting at 5:00 p.m.
As if these 4 days of live music, drink specials, and hours of fun weren’t enough the festival also offered guests an opportunity to partake in the well-known Irish Whiskey Dinner on Monday, February 27th featuring 4 courses prepared by The Green Parrot’s own Chef Steve! Guest enjoyed an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert all perfectly paired with The Newtown Irish’s Festival’s featured Irish Whiskey! Didn’t get the chance to attend this year? Keep an eye out for next year because this is one Whiskey dinner you do not want to miss!
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Only looking to attend the festival for one or two days? Grab day passes for only $10.00 each day. For more information about this awesome event click HERE!