Sep 11 - 14 2014
Indy Irish Fest

Indy Irish Fest

Presented by Indy Irish Fest/ Irish Cultural Foundation of Indianapolis at Military Park

Join us for a weekend of great music, culture and shopping! 

The full festival features traditional Irish music and step dancing, as well as Celtic rock performances. Groups performing include a variety of performers, from local to international.  

Young and older visitors alike will enjoy plenty of family friendly activities during Fest weekend. Throughout the weekend, the whole family can enjoy, sheep-herding exhibitions or stop by the Celtic Canine tents to see dogs representing Irish breeds such as Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, Irish Wolfhounds, Irish Red and White Setters and Kerry Blue Terriers.

Shoppers find plenty of temptations at an Irish market spotlighting the wares of 30 vendors selling merchandise from Ireland. In the mood for a little education? See cultural exhibits which include information Irish American Presidents, the history of Ireland, the Great Famine, origins of popular Irish songs, family genealogy, notable Irish women and local Irish and Scottish organizations.

Don't miss the hurling and camogie demonstrations by the Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Association either! 

Hungry visitors can choose from tempting treats such as Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, a variety of sandwiches, Irish soda bread and bread pudding, provided by local restaurants. 

On Sunday, a 10:30 a.m. Celtic Mass will be held with gates open at 10 a.m. Visitors attending Mass or arriving prior to 11:30 a.m. receive free admission if they bring at least three canned goods per person to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

Kids Activities

Youngsters can work off plenty of energy in the Kids Area, featuring a craft tent, storytelling, a coloring contest, Irish dance lessons and more. Wristbands, available for $5, admit kids to a special area complete with a Blarney castle moonwalk, a putt-and-go, an Olympic run, a bean-bag toss and other fun activities.

On Sunday, kids compete for the reddest hair, greenest eyes and most freckles. The Kids Area is open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

 

Admission Info

• Adults (Advance Sale): $10/day

• Adults (Gate Price): $15/day

• Students (14-18 with Student ID): $10/day

• Children (13 and under): Free

Dates & Times

2014/09/11 - 2014/09/14

Additional time info:

o Thursday, September 13, 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Join us for just $5 for the concert preview night!

o Friday, September, 14, 4:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ($5 Early Bird Admission: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)

o Saturday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

o Sunday, September, 16, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Early Bird Free Admission: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with 3 canned goods per person benefiting St. Vincent dePaul food bank)

Location Info

Military Park

601 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202