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Hoboken Irish Festival

20 May, 2016

If March wasn’t enough for you, Hoboken is wearing our green again this months for the Irish Festival in town! Our residents at The Rivington can make their way down to 5th street for Hoboken’s Fifth Annual Irish Festival.

If you are looking for some fun outdoor activity with a little bit of culture, make sure to stop by for some fun on May 21st! The festival will take place all day will music entertainment from Gold n’ Brown, A Band of Rogues, Colin Nisbet, and Clan Suibhne. In addition to music other performances include Irish step dancing, and other dance shows by Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance and Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance.

What would a festival be without food? An Irish Soda bread competition will take place at the event where you can whip up your best attempt at the Irish classic and attempt to win a prize! There will also be several vendors selling delicious Irish food all around for visitors to enjoy.

Another traditional competition that will take place during the festival is the hurling event. Thirty festival goers will come together to create two teams and try and throw the game ball with wooden sticks through the games goal posts. Don’t know much about hurling and interested in participating? Check out this article here.

Other events taking place throughout the festival include face painting, art and crafts for sale and making, pony rides, inflatable obstacle course and petting zoo. Take a look at the event website for more information!

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