Themed St. Patrick's Day events make March the perfect time for a Hudson Valley getaway

Orange County, N.Y. (February 24, 2016) - They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and visitors to Orange County this March will surely agree. Celebrations are kicking off early in the month and run for a full two weeks, providing plenty of opportunities to join in the fun!

"Green is the color of Orange County in March when you can dance, eat, drink, and be Irish in so many different ways at our St. Patrick's celebrations," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "Join the merriment and come for fun right here in the Hudson Valley."

Top St. Patrick's Day themed events include:

Music: Women of Ireland, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point- Saturday, March 5, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Women of Ireland is a production that brings together all that is great about the traditions of Irish music, song and dance. Tickets: 845-938-4159,

Comedy Night at the Brewery: Boston Irish V. New York Irish, Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, N.Y. - Thursday, March 10, 8:30 pm: Special performance by the "Boston Irish V. New York Irish" Comedy Tour. After the show enjoy live music by the Tipperary Knights! There is a cover charge. Tickets: 845-569-2337, Irish v. New York Irish - Comedy Night!

Music: St. Patrick's Celebration with Hair of the Dog and Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Chester, N.Y.- Saturday, March 12, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Enjoy the sounds of Hair of the Dog, one of the world's foremost Celtic rock bands, and Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Woodstock's own Americana group. Tickets: 1-800-745-3000, or 845-610-5900,

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade, Goshen, N.Y. - Sunday, March 13, Activities commence with a 9:00 am Mass at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, N.Y.; followed by the Grand Marshal's Brunch at 10:30 am at Kuhl's Highland House in Middletown, N.Y.; concluding with a parade stepping off of 2:00 pm from the Government Center in Goshen, N.Y. For information:

St. Patrick's Day Open-House Workshop, Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Goshen, N.Y. - Sunday, March 13, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Children will create their own Lucky Horseshoe noise maker to shake while watching the parade pass by the museum. Staff will lead kids through a series of fun games. Seamus McGee, our Irish Standardbred mascot, will make an appearance. Cross the finish line with an exciting ride on the Harness Racing 3D Simulator. For information: 845-294-6330,

St. Pat's Ramble & Run for the Gold, Village of Montgomery, N.Y. - Saturday, March 19: Activities commence with 8:00 am Grand Marshall Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church; followed by the Run for the Gold 5K at 10:00 am; and concluding with a parade at 1:00 pm. For information: 845-457-9661,

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About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county's tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail  or call 845-615-3860.