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St. Patrick’s Festival

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Celebrate all things Irish with the Irish American Heritage Center at the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration this March 2018. This festival is one of Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day events and takes place under one roof at the IAHC. This March, we expect more than 10,000 visitors to the IAHC.

On Saturday, March 17, join us for the St. Patrick’s Festival following the downtown Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The festivities are from 1pm to midnight and this large-scale, family-oriented celebration features traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, food and drink for purchase, children’s activities and an Arts and Craft Fair, with vendors selling Irish gifts. Visit the Library, Art Gallery and Museum for programming and exhibits, such as films, Irish language lessons, an Irish art exhibit, films, genealogy workshops and a book sale.

Attendees can park near the building or be directed to a remote lot and take a free shuttle to the IAHC from 1pm to midnight. Tickets are $15 for adults, or $12 for advance purchase if bought by the end of the day on March 15. Children 12 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking below, calling the IAHC office at 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or visiting the IAHC Office. Want to lend a hand? We seek volunteers to join in on the fun!

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1:30pm Irish Heritage Singers

2:30pm Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance

3:30pm Mulhern School of Irish Dance

4:30pm O’Hare School of Irish Dance

5:30pm Trinity Irish Dancers

6:30pm Mullane Godley Irish Dance Academy


Room 309

3:30pm Academy of Irish Music

4:30pm Murphy Roche Irish Music Club

6:30pm Shepherd School of Irish Music

7:30pm Patrick and Karen Cannady and Friends


Fifth Province

1:30pm  Youth Ensemble of the Irish Music School of Chicago

3pm      Dooley Brothers

3:30pm Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band

5:30pm Mulligan Stew

7:30pm Chancey Brothers

9:30pm In Spite of Ourselves


Erin Room

2:15pm Wiggleworms

3pm      Wiggleworms

6pm      Sean Cleland Band

7:30pm Dylan Walshe

9:30pm Great Whiskey Project


Room 311

1pm-4:30pm Trinity Irish Dancers Lessons


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