st patricks day



celebrating irish heritage

The best kept secret of Boston’s Irish cultural celebration, Free Jacks St Patrick’s Day Festival, juast got better.

In partnership with Forged Irish Stout, the 2024 Paddy’s Fest promises to offer more beer, more celtic vibe and more fun than ever before.

Join us this year as we go Green to celebrate New Englands Irish Heritage.

What’s more Irish than kicking off the day with Community Rugby?! Watch some of New England’s best local clubs compete in the second annual Heritage Cup. Then Dance a Jig, wear a ginger wig and listen to a celtic music gig as Matt & Shannon Heaton perform in the Fan Fest.

Grab a beer at the Forged Irish Stout Fest and try stouts, porters and brews from Ireland and beyond. 

After sinking a stout or two watch New England Free Jacks take on old Rivals NOLA Gold.

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free jacks take on NOLA GOLD

Sat March 16, 2024

In the second home game of the year, the Free Jacks celebrate New England’s Irish heritage as Quincy welcomes NOLA Gold to Veterans Memorial Stadium on March 16th.  

The Free Jacks face the hot blooded New Orleanians in the crisp March New England air for their first meeting since beating NOLA 50 points to 3 in May 2023. The Free Jacks have not lost to NOLA since their 2021 inaugural season, something that NOLA’s new attack focused head coach Cory Brown will be keen to change. 

Brown, renowned for his attack forward play, will likely bring aggression and speed to the field, combined with a 71 total point difference from 2023 matches in the Free Jacks favor that will likely fire up Gold to bring a fast physical game that fans won’t want to miss.


stout fest presented by forged irish stout

It’s a prop…it’s a hooker…it’s a creamy Irish stout! Mark your calendars for the most epic Stout Beer Fest this side of Dublin thanks to our friends at Forged Irish Stout. 

Come enjoy the world’s creamiest stout forged in Ireland by Conor McGregor–Forged Irish Stout–along with many other local and regional craft breweries’ takes on the dark arts of the stout. 

The fun kicks off at 12pm ET with lots of dark and malty goodness (and other classic New England goodies). 

Celebrate responsibly.


STOUT! Throw your hands up and STOUT! Aye aye aye aye.

Comb out the ginger wig, don some green and get ready for the best Irish Heritage Celebration new england has to offer!

Settle into the festivities with a Forged Irish Stout! Sample a brew or two from Forged or one of our local craft beer providers at the Stout Fest and dance a jig to the irish sounds of traditional Irish Music.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all that reeling, grab yourself a bite from Quincy Favorite Hott Smoke BBQ.


Quincy’s own Hott Smoke BBQ will by cranking the big smoker and the grill in the Fan Zone.

With influences from Texas and Georgia, Hott Smoke BBQ creates delicious offerings that will WOW your senses as we take the Fan Zone action to the next level.

heritage cup

The New England Free Jacks are excited to bring together the club rugby community this spring. The Heritage Cup will showcase the fantastic club rugby scene that New England has to offer as a part of our 2024 St Patrick’s Festival. We encourage all Club Supporters and Team Members to don your club colors in the stands as we look to pack out Veterans Memorial Stadium throughout the day in support of our local clubs and to cheer on the Free Jacks, who take on NOLA gold.


– Go Green
– St Paddy’s Days
– Leprechauns

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