Equines at the Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s ParadeFind fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day events in the Hudson Valley.

Orange County, N.Y. (February 19, 2018) – Look no further than Orange County, N.Y for fun and memorable events to bring out the Irish in you this St. Patrick’s Day. Drinks, live music, and parades are just some of the festivities to celebrate during your March Hudson Valley getaway weekends. Orange County Tourism’s staff recommends taking a look at their full events calendar to explore additional happenings for your Irish holiday. There’s plenty to keep your Irish eyes smiling all month long!

Some St. Patrick’s Day events in Orange County, N.Y. include:

St. Patrick’s Parade: Town of Highlands, Saturday, March 3: Parade down Main Street, Highland Falls at 2:00 p.m.  www.facebook.com/TownOfHighlandsSaintPatricksParade

St. Pat’s Ramble & Run for the Gold, Saturday, March 24: Run for the Gold 5K at 10:00 a.m., concluding with a parade beginning at 1:00 p.m. For information: 845-457-9661,  https://stpatsramblemontgomeryny.com

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade, Goshen, Sunday, March 11: Parade lineup begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Orange County Government Center parking lot in Goshen. Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m. www.mhspp.org

St. Patrick’s Day Open House Workshop, Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, Sunday, March 11, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Families with children ages 3-12 can engage in festive activities including crafts and horse-themed games, or take a ride on the Harness Racing 3D Simulator prior to the Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s Parade. www.harnessmuseum.com


The Young Irelanders, The Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.:  See The Young Irelanders on their Wild Atlantic Way Tour and experience a performance that will transport you to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty. Come experience the music of Ireland!  www.middletownparamount.com/event/young-irelanders    

St. Patrick’s Day Snakes, Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall, Saturday, March 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Legend says that Ireland has no snakes because St. Patrick chased them into the sea. Museum educators will separate fact from fiction and provides kids with a craft to take home. 845-534-5506, www.hhnaturemuseum.org

Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It’s a fabulous guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences available to visitors.

Also visit Orange County Tourism’s innovative and user-friendly new website: www.orangetourism.org.


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 www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail tourism@orangecountygov.com or call 845-615-3860.




Photo features: Equines at the Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s Parade in Goshen, N.Y.

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