29th Riverfront Irish Festival
Cleveland’s Marys Lane, Brigid’s Cross, The New Barleycorn and Westside Steve; Dulahan from Dayton; and Akron’s , and Celtic Rush take the stage.
New for 2023 includes Toronto’s Michael Darcy and the Atlantic Tramps, who were recently nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award; Baltimore’s Celtic rockers Poehemia; Kalamazoo’s On The Lash; Pittsburgh’s The Low Kings; and Akron’s Minstrels Grēn and Emigrant’s Wake.
Irish step-dancers from MacConmara Academy will perform on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Those looking for bagpipers will be pleased to see both the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band and The Red Hackle Pipe and Drums.
In addition to the festival entertainment, vendors and food, the outdoor Mass in the amphitheater on Sunday morning is at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Thomas McCann, retired chaplain, will be the main celebrant. All are welcome.
Several area craft breweries will be on hand throughout the weekend, including Akronym, HiHo, Ignite, McArthur’s, Missing Falls, and Missing Mountain, as well as Forever Craft Urban Winery. There will also be a whiskey tasting station, featuring Jameson and Tullamore D.E.W. from Ireland, and local Towpath Distillery bourbon.
This annual family-friendly event will feature FREE admission and FREE parking in city decks. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, as well as Irish items and crafts from independent vendors. You need not be Irish to enjoy!
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