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Festival Focus 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, Young Dubliners, Scythian, Carswell & Hope, Narrowbacks, Ashley Davis Band, Runa, Danny Byrne, Eddie Delahunt, Seamus Kelleher 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 frequently updated list of performers and other info
can be found on-line at * *

30th Pittsburgh Irish Festival
September 10-12

Featuring: Gaelic Storm, Screaming Orphans, and more, 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 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  For updates and more info, check back next month in the OhioIANews iIrish! Fun for the entire family. * Twitter: @pittsburghirish * Instagram: @pghirishfest for info. 

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