The largest Irish festival on the east coast is happening this weekend in North Wildwood.

The Ancient Order of Hibernian's 26th annual Irish Fall Festival held on Olde New Jersey Avenue celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, and more than 100 food and craft vendors.

Other festivities include a golf tournament, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, food court stage, beer garden and Catholic Mass, not necessarily in that order. The success of this festival is amazing, drawing an estimated crowd of over 200,000 people.

The Irish Fall Festival is a "must-try' event in South Jersey.  Irish Weekend runs from 8a to 8p through Sunday.

Here are Lite Rock's South Jersey Weekend Happenings...

Atlantic City

- Claridge Hotel: Jazz in the Park Series presents Dylan Taylor Trio featuring vocalist Geraldine Oliver, 7p. fri. 9/22

- Borgata: Jo Koy, Filipino-American comic, Fri. 9/22

- Tropicana: Rick Springfield, Sat. 9/23

- Harrah's: Arsenio Hall, Sat. 9/23

- Golden Nugget: Paul Anka, Sat. 9/23

- Absecon Lighthouse: Volunteer lightkeepere Buddy Grover's 90th Birthday Party, 4-6p Sun. 9/24

Here is more stuff to do this weekend in South Jersey

- Smithville: Classic Car Cruise, Fri. 9/22

- Mays Landing: South Jersey Wine & Food Festival, Sat-Sun. 9/23-24, Lake Lenape

- Linwood: Second Season Farmers Market, 9a-12:30p, Sat. 9/23, Central Square, 609-601-5197

- Wildwood: Boardwalk Classic Car Show and Indoor Car Corral, thru Sun. 9/24, 609-522-3644

- Somers Point: Storyteller Event, 2-4p Sat. 9/23, Gregory's Bar, 900 Shore Rd., 609-653-4991

- Stone Harbor: 6th annual Savor September Wine, Beer & Food Festival, noon- 8p, Sat. 9/23, 96th Street

- Cape May: 11th annual Mutt Strut, 8a-noon Sat. 9/23, Promenade

- Sea Isle City: Irish Festival, Fri-Sun. 9/22-24, LaCosta Lounge

- Somers Point: Gateway Playhouse presents "She Loves Me" Fri-Sun. 9/22-24

- Wildwood Crest: Annual Seafarers Celebration. 9a-5p Sat. 9/23, Sunset Lake

- Ocean City: Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, ending at 6th and Boardwalk, Sat-Sun. 9/23-24

- Margate: Fall Funfest, Sat-Sun. 9/23-24, Amherst Ave.

- Ocean City: OCNJ Half Marathon, 8a-10a Sun. 9/24, Music Pier

Here are even more South jersey Weekend Happenings, brought to you by Jersey Family

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