Frequently Asked Questions: Paddy on the River

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Have questions about Paddy on the River? Here’s all of the details that you need to know. If your question is not listed, please feel free to e-mail us at

Regular General Admission tickets will be available at the event for a premium price of $20. We highly suggest that you purchase your tickets in advance ($12). VIP tickets will only be sold online in advance.

Service animals of course are allowed.  Pets are not.  Please do not bring your pet.  Emotional support or comfort animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore are not allowed.  Service animals must be under the control and supervision of their handler at all times.

The event takes place right next to the Poughkeepsie Train Station parking lot. Since the event falls on the weekend, parking is free at the parking garage. Park right there and walk down to the event. Better yet, if you live in areas south of Poughkeepsie, your best bet is to find the closest Metro North Train Station, park there and take the train to Poughkeepsie. (Check out train schedules here)

The event takes place at Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, right at the Hudson River. We will be utilizing the space in between the Ice House and the Children’s museum.

We’ve already ordered a day full of sunshine and warmth, however if our order is delayed… who cares!? The event will go on unless the weather is going to be extremely bad. We will have tents, heaters, and more to keep you comfortable. If its a little chilly, bundle up and grab a drink. We promise you will have a great time no matter what!

No outside food or drinks are allowed at the event, however don’t worry we have delicious food trucks and vendors ready to take care of you!

Ticket prices range from $12 for general admission to $40 for a VIP ticket. Don’t wait to buy your tickets though. Prices do increase and VIP tickets are capped off at a limited quantity. Kids under 10 are free, however they will only be allowed in the vendor area and to watch the bands. The beer garden area are for those 21 and over.

For more details about tickets, please click here.

Paddy on the River is the Hudson Valley’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Party. The event features Irish Music, Irish Food, Irish Vendors, and Irish Beer.