Festival Focus 2021 August 2021
19th Kansas City Irish Fest
September 3 – 5
Kansas City Irish Fest is a celebration of Celtic pride in the Heart of America; an affordable Labor Day weekend activity, with tickets starting at $12 in advance and hotel packages starting at $138 per night that include tickets to the festival; one of the nation’s largest Irish festivals by attendance.
PLUS: 300 world-class musicians, dancers, folklorists, storytellers, comedians and performers will entertain on seven different KCIF stages, including Gaelic Storm, We Banjo 3, The Young Dubliners, Scythian, Danny Burns and many more to be announced. PLUS: Genealogy; Culture Stage and Heritage Displays and more than 20 interactive workshops; TWO Children’s Villages; An Irish marketplace; outdoor Catholic Mass (9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5th); Art in the Park; The Snug, Irish Fest’s members-only VIP pub (for everyone!); Whiskey Tasting Tent; Irish Breakfast Sunday @11 am from renowned Irish chef Shaun Brady
The Kansas City Irish Fest is dedicated to the preservation of Kansas City’s and the Midwest’s Irish heritage, held at Crown Center Square – Downtown Kansas City:
A complete list of performers and other info can be found on-line at www.kcirishfest.comfacebook.com/kansascityirishfest * http://www.instagram.com/kcirishfest/ * www.twitter.com/kcirishfest
30th Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Featuring: Gaelic Storm, Screaming Orphans, We Banjo 3, Rory Makem, Colm Keegan of Celtic Thunder, Brother Angus, The Bow Tides (Katie Grennan, Jessie Burns, and Ellery Klein), Bastard Bearded Irishman, Dennis Doyle, Corned Beef & Curry, Donnie Irish, and The Wild Geese.
Safely serving all Festival favorite foods featuring Irish Stew, Bread Pudding, Fish and Chips, and Shepherd’s Pie, and providing fun and educational programming for all ages!
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is also exploring options for virtual offerings for those not yet comfortable attending an in-person event. Discounted advanced tickets for the 2021 Pittsburgh Irish Festival are currently available at pghirishfest.org. Full refunds will be provided in the event of cancellation due to the pandemic.
PIF will be held at The Lots at Sandcastle in Pittsburgh. Visit www.pghirishfest.org. For updates and more info, check back next month in the new iIrish print, podcast, social media and web editions! Fun for the entire family.
Facebook.com/PittsburghIrishFestival * Twitter: @pittsburghirish * Instagram: @pghirishfest for info.