Guide to Irish and Celtic festivals in the United States AUGUST 2012


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The Dublin Irish Festival:

Fri 3 – Sun 5:

‘For 25 years, the first weekend in August has been reserved for what is now the world’s second largest Irish celebration.’

Dublin, OH. 


Dublin Irish Festival 2012




Iowa Irish Fest 2012

Iowa Irish Fest:

Fri 3 – Sun 5:

‘Irish Fest is the largest major event in Iowa to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.’

Waterloo, Iowa.






Irish Fair of Minnisota

Irish Fair of Minnesota:

Fri 10 – Sun 12:

‘Through contributions to our Legacy Fund, the Irish Fair provides an opportunity for individuals to express passion for their heritage, support the Irish cultural renaissance and strengthen the vitality of new immigrant communities in Minnesota.’

Saint Paul, MN.



Irishfest La Crosse

La Crosse Irishfest:

Fri 10 – Sun 12:

‘Come see our cultural tent featuring music, demonstrations, genealogy, Irish dance, storytelling, and more!’

La Crosse, WI. 




Irish Fest Milwaukee

Milwaukee Irish Festival:

Thu 16 – Sun 19:

‘Our mission is to promote and celebrate all aspects of Irish culture, and to instill in future generations an appreciation of Irish heritage.’

Milwaukee, WI. 





International Celtic Festival

International Celtic Festival:

Sat 18 – Sun 19:

‘Featuring fantastic entertainment from the Emerald Isles, plus world-class Irish-American bands and dancers. Dozens of authentic Irish vendors, traditional foods, and plenty of beverages.’

Hunter Mountain, NY.



Buffalo Irish FestivalBuffalo Irish Festival:

Fri 24 – Sun 26:

‘31st Annual Buffalo Irish Festival at Canalside on Downtown Buffalo's Waterfront.’

Buffalo, NY. 





Newport Celtic Rock Festival

Newport Celtic Rock Festival:

Sat 25:

‘We’ve got a brand new approach to celebrating today’s favorite Irish music and culture!’

Newport, RI.




Ohio's Celtic and International Fall Festival: 

Fri 31 - sun 2: 'we'll feature some of the very best in celtic music and a new international pavilion where you'll see approximately 20 different nations represented in their native costume and dance.'

Painsville, OH.




Hooley on the Hudson 2012

Hooley on the Hudson:

Sun 2:

‘Last year’s event was fantastic, come join us again!’

Kingston, NY.



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