Annual Spring Lake Irish Festival coming Saturday

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[From left] Aidan Rush and Ciara Rush, 15, both of Spring Lake, at the Spring Lake Irish Festival last year. FILE PHOTO

SPRING LAKE — If you’re looking for live music, food and fun this weekend, reach in your closet, throw on some green and come out to the Spring Lake Irish Festival on Saturday, June 9.

On Saturday, the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Irish Festival in downtown Spring Lake. It will include traditional Irish music, Irish step dancers, a photo booth, food and a petting zoo for children and adults, to name a few parts of the day.

The event was postponed from the original May 19 date due to rain.

The celebrations will start at noon and will continue until 5 p.m. at Third and Morris avenues. Live music will be performed by The Snakes and Doubting Thomas.

“We feel like we have such a little gem, a treasure here and not everyone is aware of it,” Moya Rush said last year, who, along with her husband, Aidan, chairs the festival.

The hope is to bring as many people to the borough’s business district as possible while having some Irish-themed fun.

Additionally, Ms. Rush said last year that the festival can help to keep younger children involved in their Irish background.

For more on this story, read The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.