Cape May St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Cape May St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When a holiday lands in the middle of a week, there is always the dilemma of celebrating. Not for the Irish. The Cape May St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be the weekend before, the day of, and run right through the following weekend.

For the purists, celebrating March 17th is just how it’s done. The traditional C-View Tavern is the most logical place to be. The post-pandemic (did I write that?) era of celebrating is sure to create a rebound with Celtic thunder.

The re-scheduled SCOT’S Dinner will take place Friday, March 11th. It makes it the kick-off event of a week-long catalog of Cape May St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Yes, I know Robert Burns was Scottish. But it does have all the Celtic feels. Plus Celtic music and bagpipes by Geoff Knudson. So let the celebrations begin at the Exit Zero Filling station.

Can you drink Irish Potatoes?

This blog has featured Irish Potato candy but I don’t think we ever quite mentioned the drinking kind. Of course, you can get the candy at The Original Fudge Kitchen on the Washington Street Mall. But did you know that Irish potato can be sipped? Cape May Brewery is having a “Paddy” all weekend starting March 11th. At 8.5% ABV, their Imperial Dessert Ale, Irish Potato is sure to be a hit.

Check this out, if you are one of the people to help kick a one-off keg at the brewery you might win a t-shirt and other swag.

Also the day after the Scots dinner, the Bucket Brigade Brewery in Cape May Court House hosts its 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This event is a yearly tradition starting at 1:00 PM and running till eight.

Wineries on St Patrick’s Day

Starting on March 18th, Willow Creek Winery is getting their Irish up for the weekend! The event will feature specialty cocktails, Irish Sangria, Guinness, and Chef O’Brian’s fabulous Irish dinner specials in addition to their regular menu. Be sure to arrive early as Irish meals are only available while supplies last. Can a winery be included in a pub crawl?

Harry’s in March

One of the blockbuster announcements this winter was the transition of the Montreal Beach Resort to new ownership. Included in the sale was the beloved Harry’s of Cape May. I’m thinking the new owners must realize how much locals and guests love Harry’s. Starting at 3:00 PM and running throughout the day, Harrys will have your favorite crush drinks.

This will be their very first St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Irish drink specialties, new menu offerings, giveaways, and the newest addition…dueling pianos! This event has my attention and piqued my curiosity.
Rounding out the weekend after St. Patty’s will be the Pier House’s Irish Whiskey Pairing Dinner. Guests will indulge in a four-course menu which has been specially curated by their chef. All four courses will be paired with a flavorful Irish whiskey that balances each dish and accentuates the flavor with each sip. Sounds yummy.
I realize I am only scratching the surface of events that run over this holiday. Mud Hen has an event in Wildwood. And there is the North Wildwood St. Patricks Day parade. Check back for updates early next week.




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  1. Mark Vincent Woods
    March 5, 2022 / 2:50 pm


    Is the Shamrock Bar in Wildwood still in existence?

    • March 5, 2022 / 10:01 pm

      The structure has been moved. Not sure about the future.