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Bar and brew crawl kicks-off Hackettstown’s St. Patrick’s festivities

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Business Improvement District will kick-off St. Patrick’s festivities with a bar and brew crawl on Thursday, February 24, from 6:00 p.m. to close at Marley’s Gotham Grill, Bea McNally’s Irish Pub, Man Skirt Brewing, and Czig Meister Brewing Company.

A donation of $25 (in advance) gets you one sheet of tickets, which includes a coupon good for a beer at each location.

For more information or to purchase bar crawl tickets, click here.

The BID will then host a Grand Marshal Reception to honor 2022 St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal, Mr. Joseph “Joe” Barnes from Hacketstown, Ireland on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. at David’s Country Inn, located at 314 Main Street, in Hackettstown.

The reception dinner features a live performance by Rory O’Moore School of Pipes and Drums and a dance performance by Slattery School of Irish Dance.

For more information or to purchase reception dinner tickets, click here.

These events leads up to Hackettstown’s highly-anticipated 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 13 and kicks-off at 3:30 p.m. with Grand Marshal Mr. Joseph “Joe” Barnes from Hacketstown, Ireland, leading numerous participants including: Irish dance groups, Irish bands, community groups, bagpipes, drums, Centenary University, Hackettstown HS clubs and groups, animals, Hackettstown and surrounding area fire departments and rescue squads, as well as hometown favorites Junior and Senior Colonial Musketeers and the Hackettstown Community Band.

The parade is pet-friendly, with a special pet costume contest sponsored by Doggie Styleash. Dress your pets for the chance to win prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. Judging will be held at Czig Meister Brewing, located at 106 Valentine Street, starting at 3:00 p.m. sharp. Pets will then be invited to walk the parade as St. Patrick and Irish Heritage costume contestants after judging.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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