Celebrate all things Irish at the 31st annual Irish American Heritage Festival.
Irish Fest is July 8, 9 and 10 and showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. The festival directly supports and is held on the grounds of the Center and is one of its largest fundraisers.
In addition to the great music lineup, the weekend is packed with festival favorites: Irish and American food and drink from vendors, step dancers, cultural exhibits, children’s activities and dozens of vendors and artisans selling Irish clothing, music and jewelry. Our IAHC GIft Shop will be open all weekend for all of your shopping needs.
Cultural exhibits and programs in the Art Gallery, Library and Museum include Irish language lessons and presentations, genealogy workshops, and our Tea Room with a proper cup of tea and sandwiches for purchase in our air-conditioned Shamrock American Room.
Activities include visits from Irish Wolfhound dogs, Men in Kilts Contest, Irish Soda Bread Contest, Freckle Contest, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, ShamRock Stars singing contest, Hooley Hook-Up for singles, Bingo, the YIF Bags tournament and Sunday Mass.
the High Kings, Eileen Ivers, Girsa, Tupelo, the Narrowbacks, Rory Makem, Academy of Irish Music, Baal Tinne, Patrick and Karen Cannady and Friends, the Chancey Brothers, the Dooley Brothers with Jimmy Moore and Kathleen Keane, Flatfoot 56, Kevin Flynn, Aislinn Gagliardi and Teresa Shine, Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance, Hounds of Finn, In Spite of Ourselves, Irish Heritage Singers, Larkin and Moran Brothers, McNulty School of Irish Dance, Joe McShane, Joe Cullen, Nicky James and Declan McShane, Three Men in Kilts, Mulhern School of Irish Dance, Mulligan Stew, Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band, Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society, CPD, Fonn Mor, O’Hare School of Irish Dance, Pin Drop Theatre, St. Stephen’s Green, Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance, the Tooles, Trinity Irish Dancers, Weber Irish Dance, Misericordia Heartbreakers and Heartzingers and a comedy showcase with WGN Radio’s Patti Vasquez.
Fest hours are: 6pm to 1am on July 8, noon to 1am on July 9, and 11am to midnight on July 10. Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago
Tickets: Adults, Friday, 7/8-$8, Saturday, 7/9-$15, Sunday, 7/10-$15
Children 4-12-$5 each day, Under 4-Free
To purchase tickets, click below or buy at the door.