St. Patrick’s Festival
March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm| $12
Celebrate all things Irish at the annual St. Patrick’s Fest on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The celebration is one of Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day events and takes place under one roof at the IAHC.
The celebration follows the downtown Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade and runs from 1pm to midnight and 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 Irish language lessons, a genealogy workshop and a book sale.
Tickets are $15 for adults, or $12 for advance purchase through March 12. Children 12 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking below, calling the IAHC office at 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the IAHC Office.
1:15pm-2:30pm-Murphy Roche Irish Music Club
3pm-5pm-Tim O’Shea and Friends
7:30pm-9pm-One of the Girls
9:30pm-11:30pm-The Chancey Brothers
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 School of Irish Dance
Meals with Harrington’s Catering and Deli
Arts and Crafts Marketplace
Vendors: Bally.net, Rampant Lion Celtic Traders, Images of Ireland Mayfair Mercantile, Stones, Paper, Scissors and Galway Bakers, Nimble Thimbles, Blossoms and Berries and Diane’s Place
Library Reception Room
Library South Room
1pm-Irish Language Lessons: Irish Gaelic Toasts, Taunts and More
2pm- Lecture: Evolution + Endurance: Irish History
3pm-Lecture: Solving A Family Mystery with Genealogy and DNA
4pm-Lecture: Orange vs. the Green: What’s Up in the North?
Tours and Exhibits
Exhibits from artists who have displayed and created art at the IAHC and watercolor art demonstrations
1pm-4pm Trinity Irish Dance Lessons
Live music and food and drink
3:30pm-Shepherd School of Irish Music
4:30pm-Irish Music School of Chicago
7:30pm-Patrick Cannady and Friends
Food and drink
7:45pm-9:15pm-The Joyce Boys