The Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency, in collaboration with state, county and borough officials, along with the regional tourism office and those involved in the planning of Irish Fest, has decided to postpone some Irish Fest events scheduled for this upcoming weekend.
Given the ever-changing developments with the spread of the COVID-19 virus and mindful of several parade cancellations in Philadelphia, Boston, Scranton & Ireland over the last 24 hours, the JTTA has decided to act out of an abundance of caution.
The Whiskey and Ale trails, Kilt Crawl and benefit Irish Brunch at St. Mark’s have been postponed.
The Mauch Chunk Opera House shows – Kilmaine Saints on Friday and the Tartan Terrors on Saturday – will go on as scheduled.
There will be whiskey tastings at the Harry Packer Mansion on Friday and the Broadway Grille and Pub on Saturday.
The Youth Fiddle Competition at Cafe Arielle at the Stabin Museum on Saturday and Sunday’s Cafe Arielle’s Celtic Brunch.
Stone Row Pub and Eatery’s St. Paddy’s Day High Tea on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Jim Thorpe restaurants with special Irish offerings and merchants will be open this weekend and have already been taking numerous precautionary steps.
It also looks like the weather will be good for a hike or a bike ride in your green St. Paddy’s Day T-shirt.
The JTTA reiterates the CDC precautions: wash your hands frequently, do not touch your face, cough/sneeze into a clean tissue or your elbow, and avoid people who are sick. Hand-washing stations will be available around town, sponsored by the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation.
For more information, visit https://www.jimthorpe.org/irish