The 39th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota, a three-day outdoor celebration of Irish heritage and culture, will be held Friday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 on Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul, Minn. Each year, approximately 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds attend, making it the largest free Irish festival in the nation.
The Irish Fair of Minnesota provides a family-friendly experience featuring an array of authentic and fun activities. Get a kick out of Irish dancers. Learn a jig yourself. Pet a pooch. Get some Gaelic gifts. Take a selfie with a sheep (Baarry the mascot). Listen to the brogue of a brilliant storyteller. Revel in a rugby game. Find a spot in the Tea Room. Taste a sample in the Celtic Kitchen. Feed on fish and chips. Come and join us for mighty good craic!
With ten entertainment stages, the Irish Fair of Minnesota provides the best in international and local Irish music and dance. A sampling of the bands scheduled to perform include: Gaelic Storm (Friday night only), We Banjo 3, Altan, Doolin’, The Screaming Orphans, The Tim Malloys, The Belfast Cowboys, Wild Colonial Bhoys, The Irish Brigade, Two Tap Trio, and The HiBs