St. Patrick’s Fest 2023!

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It’s the return of the Irish American Heritage Center St. Patrick’s Festival, Saturday March 11th from 1:00pm to 11:00pm!

The festivities follow the downtown parade and are packed with traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, food and drink for purchase, children’s activities – including Wiggleworms performances, a day of Irish Dance Schools in the Mayfair Theatre, and an Arts and Craft Fair, with vendors selling Irish gifts. Visit the Library, Art Gallery and Museum for programming and exhibits and a used book sale. It’s everything you remember and more!

Tickets are $15 in advance for adults, $20 the day of the party, and children 12 and under are free. Purchase here Advance Tickets

Remote parking is available at the Mayfair Lumber Yard, 4825 W. Lawrence. A free shuttle service will run to the IAHC until 11:00pm.

All of our favorites – and some new friends – will be playing in the Fifth Province. Times are tentative. It is live, after all!

1:30               Aidan O’Toole/Chris Bain

3:00              The Chancers

4:30              Suzanne Toomey/Marian Clancy

6:00              The Academy of Irish Music

7:00               Crusty Moore and the Poachers in the Erin Room

7:00              The Chancey Brothers

8:30              The Joyce Boys

9:30              Whiskey Mick

And it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Fest without a day of Irish dance schools in the Mayfair Theatre!

1:15                 O’Hara Dance Group

2:00               Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance

3:00               O’Hare School of Irish Dance

4:00               Hogan Irish Dancers

5:00               Mullane Godley Irish Dance Academy

6:00              Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Learn about the history and meaning of being Irish and Irish American in the Library at the Irish American Heritage Center.

1:00                Irish History: 900 years of Evolution and Endurance

2:30                Mark Piekarz sings and plays piano

3:45                The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland:  The Dun Emer Guild