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You Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Atlantic City



There are plenty of reasons to be green on St. Patrick’s Day, but envy isn’t one of them. Everyone is lucky in Atlantic City on St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage has a long and storied history in Atlantic City.


Not too long after the Atlantic City Boardwalk was dedicated on June 16, 1980; the Ancient Order of Hibernians in New Jersey held its first meeting in the city August 3, 1897. It would take nearly 100 years before first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held.


The first Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in 1986, organized by two local barmen; Brigantine’s Circle Tavern owner Al McMahon and Joe Shields, barkeep at the Surfside in Margate. Approximately 1,000 marched along the Boardwalk from New Jersey to Albany avenues while an estimated 35,000 people cheered along the route.


The annual Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Garden Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Floats and paraders will travel to Albany Avenue. Local taverns and restaurants throughout the city will be celebrating Irish heritage with food, drink and music.


Instead of filling up on the usual green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, bust a gut laughing at comedian Lil Duval at Harrah’s Atlantic City. As part of the Code Gang Comedy Month at Harrah’s, the star of Guy Code will have audiences rolling 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17.


You don’t need to have the luck o’ the Irish to have a winning experience in Atlantic City. Host Connections International is the personal casino host for players who want to make the most of their gambling experience. Contact us to see if you qualify for comps for Lil Duval or a room during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Atlantic City.