You can probably find a St. Patrick's Day parade somewhere close to you today, because there are three to pick from in local beach towns. North Wildwood starts off the public festivities at 11:30 a.m. with an Irish-accented celebration that leads up to a noon start for the town's parade.
Atlantic City is next in the St. Patrick's parade line - its annual amble down the boards starts at 1 p.m. The parade will include the obligatory pipe bands, as well a string bands, marching bands and floats. This is the 29th anniversary for the parade, which first hit the streets in 1986. This year's grand marshals are Frank Ferry and Thomas Patrick Flynn.
Sea Isle City's parade starts at 3:30 p.m., and ends with live music at the party at the finish line, hosted by KIX-McNutley's, the 63rd Street bar. The parade features pipe-and-drum music as well as Sea Isle's 2014 "Irish Royal Family.
If You Go: North Wildwood ceremonies are at City Hall, 10th and Atlantic avenues. The parade starts at noon and runs north on Atlantic to Olde New Jersey Avenue. For details, call 609-522-2955609-522-2955 or see NorthWildwood.com.
Atlantic City's parade kicks off 1 p.m. at Massachusetts Avenue and the Boardwalk and rolls down the boards to Albany Avenue. For details, see ACStPatricksDayParade.com. The Sea Isle parade starts at 93rd Street and Landis Avenue at 3:30 p.m. and marches north on Landis to 63rd Street. For details, call 609-263-6341609-263-6341 or see KIXMcNutleys.com
MOODY BLUES, 9 p.m., Caesars, $65, $115. 800-677-SHOW800-677-SHOW.
THE SPINNERS, 8 p.m., Resorts, $55. 800-322-SHOW800-322-SHOW.
TONY ORLANDO, 9 p.m., Borgata, Event Center, $35, $39. 609-677-1000609-677-1000.
ARETHA FRANKLIN, 8 p.m., Revel, Ovation Hall, $55, $65, $75. 866-823-4553866-823-4553.
QUEENSRYCHE, 9 p.m., Revel, The Social, $35, $45, $50. 866-823-4553866-823-4553.
JOE HOLIDAY ALL AGES MAGIC SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, $20, $10 children. 609-340-4020609-340-4020.
TIM YOUNG, BRIAN McFADDEN, JOSEPH ANTHONY, 9 and 11:15 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $27, $25.
NORE DAVIS, JOE BUBLEWICZ, DAN WILSON, 9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.
ATLANTIC CITY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE, 1 p.m., includes pipe and string bands, marching bands, floats, begins on Boardwalk at Massachusetts Avenue, Atlantic City. ACStPatricksDayParade.com
GRAND OPENING OF 7 TAP & TAVERN, 4 to 6 p.m., sample signature dishes and appetizers, sample craft beers from 12 taps, contests, giveaways, ESPN Radio 97.3 broadcasting live from the event, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, 550 Country Club Drive, Galloway Township. 609-965-1800609-965-1800 or BlueHeronPines.com
MARGATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY BOARDWALK 10 MILER AND 5K RUN, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. event, benefits Donny Fund and the South Jersey Field of Dreams, Ventura's Greenhouse, 106 S. Benson Ave. #106, Margate. 609-641-8666609-641-8666 or AKSTS.com or JBSportsTiming.com
NORTH WILDWOOD ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION & PARADE, 11:30 a.m. ceremony begins, North Wildwood City Hall, 10th and Atlantic Avenues; noon parade, proceeds north on Atlantic Avenue to Olde New Jersey Avenue; North Wildwood, free. 609-522-2955609-522-2955 or NorthWildwood.com
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER FOR OCHS SURF TEAM, 6 to 10 p.m., hosted by Ocean City High School Surf Team, includes buffet, beverages, music by The SSPs, Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road, Ocean City, purchase tickets in advance at OC Surf Cafe, Heritage, 7th St. Surf Shop or Surfers Supplies, $40, $20 ages 12 and younger. 609-525-9300609-525-9300.
SEARCH FOR CLUES TOUR, 1 to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, solve an interactive mystery in streets of Cape May, Victorian attire welcome, $250 prize, 1048 Washington St. Mall Information Booth, $15 adults, $7.50 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278800-275-4278, ext. 115 or CapeMayMAC.org
SEA ISLE CITY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE, 3:30 p.m., along Landis Avenue, 93rd to 63rd streets, Sea Isle City; post-parade Irish Celebration, live music, dancing, KIX-McNutley's, 63rd Street. 609-263-4461609-263-4461, ext. 1230 or KIXMcNutleys.com
STONE HARBOR SHIVER, "Shiver for a good cause….Cape May County's homeless families," 9:30 a.m. "Kegs 'n Eggs," parade, costume judging, plunge, post-plunge party at Fred's Tavern, 314 96th St., Stone Harbor. 609-368-6101609-368-6101 or FamilyPromiseCMC.org
IRISH MUSIC, 3:30 p.m., The Wandering Minstrels, featuring Bob Boney on drums, Central Methodist Church, Central Ave. and Shore Road, Linwood, free. 609-927-2500609-927-2500.
TONY MART CELTIC AND CLASSIC ROCK CONCERT, 6:30 p.m., presented by Tony Mart, The Dan Burke Band, celebrates the Ides of March, St. Patrick's Day buffet, Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., Mays Landing, free concert, $22 buffet. 609-625-5500609-625-5500.
HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 8 p.m., vintage-radio style shows, "Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches," "Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo," The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $25 general, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org
NEXT TO NORMAL, 8 p.m., tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder, musical theater, features six-piece onstage pop/rock band, mature content, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com
THE TARTAN TERRORS, 8 p.m., music, comedy, dance, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $22-$27. 856-327-6400856-327-6400 or Levoy.net
ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, Come in Green & Save Some Green; 11 a.m.: Live Diver Feeding Show; noon and 3 p.m.: feeding time for the juvenile cow nose rays; 2 p.m.: Exotic Animal Show, visitors can get close to the Aquarium's more unusual inhabitants; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger; save $1 off the price of admission by wearing green. 609-348-2880609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com
WINGS OVER LBI, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., presented by Southern Ocean Birding Group, lectures, sightings, enjoy the beauty of the coast, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, 208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, and Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts and Science, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies. SouthernOceanBirdingGroup.org
BALLY'S ATLANTIC CITY, Park Place and Boardwalk, Blue Martini - Savage Men, 9 p.m., 609-340-2000609-340-2000; The Mountain Bar - Emily's Toybox and DJ Aiden Scott, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000609-340-2000.
BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, Gypsy Bar - Stellar Mojo, Gypsy Wisdom, 609-317-1000609-317-1000; MIXX - Jermaine Dupri, 609-317-1000609-317-1000; mur.mur - DJ Politik, 609-317-1000609-317-1000.
CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY, 2100 Pacific Ave., Dusk - DJ Sat-One, 609-345-3875609-345-3875; 21 Bar - DJ Be-Easy, 10 p.m., 609-345-3875609-345-3875; Toga Bar - DJ Patrice McBride and Dancers, 609-348-4411609-348-4411.
GOLDEN NUGGET, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Haven Nightclub - Saint Patrick's Day themed events, partygoers will be among a crowd of leprechauns running around the dance floor to the beats of DJ Echo; Social Media Contest, use the hashtag #GetLuckyAtHaven on Twitter or Instagram, enter a social media contest by taking a picture in front of the Haven step-and-repeat, best picture will be picked at 2 a.m., winner will win bottle service and an overnight stay at Golden Nugget; kissing contest, sign up at the guest list table by 11 a.m., $500 prize, 609-340-5111609-340-5111.
HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge - Bigg Romeo, 609-441-5165609-441-5165; The Pool After Dark - Brody Jenner and Eddie Edge, 609-441-5165609-441-5165; Xhibition Bar - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ Kay Jay, 12:30 a.m., 800-242-7724800-242-7724.
RESORTS CASINO HOTEL, 1133 Boardwalk, Margaritaville - 2-Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m., Band, 10 p.m., 609-431-4100609-431-4100.
REVEL, 500 Boardwalk, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub- DJs, with Classic Women Burlesque, 11:30p.m. and 1a.m., Rock 'n Roll Burlesque, 2a.m., 609-225-9898609-225-9898; HQ Nightclub - Fergie, 855-348-0500855-348-0500.
SHOWBOAT CASINO-HOTEL, 801 Boardwalk, House of Blues Party Pit - DJ Mike Lowry, 8 p.m., Late Night Alibi and Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-343-4000609-343-4000.
TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, St. Patty's Celebrations, Running of the Leprechauns - St. Patty's pub-crawl hosted by WMGM "Morning Edge" DJ Scottie, begins with $5 Guinness and $6 Jameson specials at Hooters & Firewaters; official "run" down the Boardwalk and through The Quarter will be led by the Hooters girls & Boogie Nights characters; party continues at A Dam Good Sports Bar, Sexy Leprechaun contest, $250 Visa gift card prize, 609-340-4020609-340-4020; Anthem - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp, 609-576-5206609-576-5206; Boogie Nights - Shamrocks & Shenanigans - Come out to Boogie Nights and celebrate St.Patrick's Day early, show your running off the leprechauns wristband and get in for free before 11 p.m., 888-940-7080888-940-7080; Providence, The Quarter - DJ Finesse, 609-345-7800609-345-7800; Ri-Ra, The Quarter - Running of the Leprechauns, 8 p.m. at Hooters in the Marketplace, all participants get first pint of Harp or Heineken for $3, 11 p.m. Empty Flask, 609-348-8600609-348-8600; Chickie's & Pete's: starting 11 a.m. St. Patty event at boardwalk patio or boardwalk crab fry stand, 1 to 5 p.m. live music by Galway Guild; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter - Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-340-4000609-340-4000; Cuba Libre, The Quarter, 609-348-6700609-348-6700 - Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight; Firewaters - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 609-344-6699609-344-6699; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter - Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565609-344-6565; Tango's Lounge - Ann Michal, 3 p.m., Element K, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D;Amelio, 11 p.m., 609-345-7800609-345-7800.
TRUMP TAJ MAHAL CASINO RESORT, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Ego - Almost Angels and DJ, 10:30 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m., 609-449-5138609-449-5138; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse - Late Night Happy Hour featuring live entertainment by Doug Jennings, 8 p.m. and drink specials, 9 p.m. to close, 855-500-ROBERTS855-500-ROBERTS; Scores - one-hour Scores' Tantalize & Tease class, 7 to 8 p.m., $60 including two drinks, Scores' Seductive Pole Dancing class, 9 to 10 p.m., $80 including two drinks, 855-500-SCORES855-500-SCORES.
THE IRISH PUB, St. Patty Celebrations, 164 St. James Place, 609-344-9063609-344-9063.
TUN TAVERN, John Anthony, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800609-347-7800.
TOWNE TAVERN, DJ, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474856-455-3474.
CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, 52 Pick Up, Beach and Decatur Avenues, 609-884-4800609-884-4800.
HEMINGWAY'S, DJ, 9 p.m., Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues, 609-884-5611609-884-5611.
THE UGLY MUG, Live music, 10 p.m., 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459609-884-3459.
BULLDOG'S BAR AND GRILL, DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433609-965-4433.
THE DUBLINER IRISH PUB AND GRILL, St. Patty Celebration, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210609-652-2210.
JD'S PUB AND GRILLE, Live music, 9 p.m., 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000609-404-9000.
RAM'S HEAD INN, John Arnett plays piano, 4 p.m., 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700609-652-1700.
THE SMITHVILLE INN, Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m., 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777609-652-7777.
PITNEY PUB, Live music, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906609-241-8906.
DIDONATO'S BOWLING CENTER AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE, Karaoke, 9 p.m., 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040609-561-3040.
JOHNNY'S CAFE, Live music, 9407 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-1789609-822-1789.
SOFIA RESTAURANT, Live music and piano, 7 p.m., 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111609-822-9111.
STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Joe Mancini, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163609-823-1163.
TOMATOE'S, DJ Sparkles, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535609-822-7535.
WATERING HOLE CAFE, Donkey Punch, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300609-625-9300.
THE CRAB TRAP, That 70s Band, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377609-927-7377.
SANDI POINTE COASTAL BISTRO, Ben Clayton, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759609-927-2759.
LEVARI'S SEAFOOD AND AMERICAN GRILL, Kenny Young Band, "Been Down This Road" CD release with Cheezy and the Crackers, Route 50 and Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, 609-628-2225609-628-2225.
YESTERDAY'S TAVERN, Live music, 9:30 p.m., 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757609-390-1757.
CATTLE 'N CLOVER, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Third Anniversary Right Kegs & Eggs Start, free egg buffet with any beverage purchase, noon to 6 p.m. kids activities, 5 p.m. Flip n Mickeys, 11 p.m. contest drawing, free entry, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800609-522-3800.
SHAMROCK CAFE, Pong Tournament, $100 Cash Prize, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552609-522-7552.
LA PIAZZA CUCINA, Bittersweet, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300609-522-8300.