St. Patrick's Day Festival Highlights

Things to Do at the Festival


Entertainment


Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance!  Exhibitions of Gaelic Football and Hurling!
You'll find everything from Celtic Rock and bagpipes to traditional Irish folk music or Celtic harp performing throughout Saturday and Sunday on two stages, as well as Irish Dancers performing continuously on the Dance Stage.  New to the Festival this year will be exhibitions of Gaelic football and hurling, the official sport of Ireland.  These games will take place Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Dublin Sports Grounds, adjacent to the Festival.

Food & Drink


An International Food Court!
An expanded Irish menu will feature Corned Beef Sliders, Irish Bangers and Mash, Guinness-marinated Tri-Tip on Irish Soda Bread, Boxty (traditional Irish potato cakes with corned beef and cabbage) and, of course, Fish and Chips! Traditional festival favorites, such as funnel cakes and kettle corn, along with international choices, such as lumpia, teriyaki chicken and beef kabobs, will also be served.

Shopping


Over 250 Booths!
The Irish Market place will feature unique Celtic artwork, Irish tartans, hand-knit wool sweaters, Celtic capes and shawls, beautiful handmade Celtic jewelry, books, music, and much more! Other vendors will include arts and crafts booths, commercial vendors, non-profit groups, and sponsors.

Carnival Rides


Rides and Games for All Ages!
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Irish Tea Cottage


A wee bit of Ireland!
Enjoy live Irish music while enjoying a steaming cup of Irish tea served in fine china along with delicious shortbread and scones. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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