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

Orange County, N.Y. (February 22, 2017) - Visitors of every nationality will find themselves lucky to be in Orange County this March. St. Patrick's Day celebrations are planned throughout the month that are sure to have all eyes, whether Irish or not, smiling!

"Everything's turning green in the Hudson Valley," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "St. Patrick's Day always ushers in a glorious spring with festive music and wonderful Irish celebrations."

Top St. Patrick's Day events include:

Rhythm of the Dance, Eisenhower Hall Theatre, West Point - Sunday, March 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m.: This two hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent and is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. For tickets, call 845-938-4159,

An Afternoon of Irish Music, Newburgh Free Library Auditorium - Sunday, March 12, 3:00-4:30 p.m.: Enjoy traditional Irish music with Brian Conway on fiddle and John Walsh on guitar and vocals. Conway is considered among the finest Irish fiddlers of any style. 845-563-3600,

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade, Goshen, N.Y. - Sunday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. Mass at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and 10:30 a.m. Grand Marshal's Brunch at Kuhl's Highland House, both in Middletown. 1:00 p.m. parade lineup at Orange County Government Center parking lot. Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Festival, The Green Onion Farmers Market, Chester, N.Y. - Friday, March 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Festival with Irish music, dancing, food and more! 201-788-6803,

St. Patrick's Day Snakes, Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Friday, March 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Legend says that Ireland has no snakes because St. Patrick chased them into the sea. Museum educators will separate fact from fiction, and kids will make a craft to take home! 845-534-5506 x204,

St. Pat's Ramble & Run for the Gold, Village of Montgomery, N.Y. - Saturday, March 18:

Activities commence with 8:00 a.m. Grand Marshall Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church; followed by the Run for the Gold 5K at 10:00 a.m.; and concluding with a parade at 1:00 p.m. For information: 845-457-9661,

Also visit Orange County Tourism's new website:

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.



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