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Get your Irish on at the 34th annual Irish American Heritage Festival on July 12, 13 and 14.
Irish Fest showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. The festival is held on the grounds of the Irish American Heritage Center and is our biggest fundraiser.
Dustbowl Revival, House of Hamill, Rory Makem, The Prodigals
Direct from Ireland: The Byrne Brothers, Shane Hennessy, Tupelo and Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones
Baal Tinne: A Tribute to Noel Rice, The Boils, Patrick Cannady, The Chancey Brothers, Coyote Riot, The Dirty Wellies, The Dooley Brothers, Foy School of Traditional Irish Dancing, Aislinn Gagliardi and Annie Andrews, Irish Heritage Singers, The Joyce Boys, Ciara Lyons and Mark Piekarz, McNulty School of Irish Dance, Mulligan Stew, Larkin and Moran Brothers, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Misericordia Heartbreakers, Mullane Godley, In Spite or Ourselves, Irish Dance Academy, Jim Sullivan and Friends, O’Hare School of Irish Dance, Shepherd School of Irish Music, Trinity Irish Dancers, St. Stephen’s Green, Weber Irish Dance and Whiskey Mick, John Williams, Dennis Cahill and Steve Morrow.
The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band
In addition to stellar music and dance lineup, the weekend is packed with festival favorites: Irish and American food and drink from vendors, cultural exhibits, children’s activities and dozens of vendors and artisans selling Irish gifts. Activities include contests for adults and children, cultural exhibits and programs in the Art Gallery, Library and Museum.
Our second floor Arts Wing features an Irish language primer, genealogy workshops, music, theatre performances, and quilting, knitting and spinning demonstrations. Wexford born Chicago photographer Barry Butler showcases his Chicago and Ireland photography in the Art Gallery. Drop by the Shamrock Tea Room on Saturday and Sunday for a proper cup of tea, baked treats, sandwiches and live music in our air-conditioned Shamrock American Room.
6pm to Midnight on Friday, July 12
Noon-Midnight on Saturday, July 13
Noon-11pm on Sunday, July 14
Fest parking is free and a shuttle runs to the Center grounds all weekend from Wilson and Lamon to the front of the IAHC building. There is also a shuttle stop at the Copernicus Center at 5216 West Lawrence.
$10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
To purchase tickets, click the button to the right, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or buy at the door.
Irish Fest Bands
Click Below for Band Bios