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


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Rochester Irish Festival:

Fri 7 - Sun 9:

'Go raibh maith agaibh for another fantastic festival'

Camp Eastman, Rochester, NY.




Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Pittsburgh Irish Festival:

Fri 7 – Sun 9:

‘The festival’s primary objective is to create a higher awareness of the ethnic richness and significance of the Irish and Irish-American culture and presence, from both a historic and contemporary perspective.’

Homestead, PA. 




Syracuse Irish Festival

Syracuse Irish Festival:

Fri 7 – Sat 8:

‘If you’re looking for a weekend packed with great Irish bands, step dancers, lectures, exhibits, workshops, food and children’s activities, come to Syracuse’s Irish Cultural Festival at Clinton Square.’ 

Syracuse, NY.



Mercer Irish Festival

Mercer Irish Festival:

Sat 8:

‘The Trenton Irish Heritage Association presents the 2nd annual Irish Festival.’

West Windsor, NJ.




Goin' South

South Buffalo Irish Festival:

Sat 8:

‘12th annual Irish feis and expo presented by Goin’ South.’

South Buffalo, NY.




Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival

Irish 2000 Festival:

Fri 14 – Sat 15:

‘Irish 2000 has become a tradition -- a grand celebration of midway to St. Patrick’s Day. Each year we welcome about 15,000 people to the Fairground's for two days filled with music, dance and so much more.’

Ballston Spa, NY.



Indy's Irish Fest

Indy’s Irish Festival:

Fri 14 – Sun 16:

‘Indy Irish Fest offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family.

Come early and stay all day. The music is great, the dancing is great, the food is great and the culture is great!’

Indianapolis, IN.



31st annual great irish fair of new york

Great Irish Fair of New York:

Fri 14 – Sun 16:

‘A Family Friendly Event Celebrating New York City's Great Irish-American Heritage & Culture.’

Brooklyn, NY.



Shamrock Festival

Gloucester City Shamrock Festival:

Sat 15:

‘The festival includes several live bands, children's entertainment, craft and food vendors, a beer garden, and more. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan accordingly, this is an event you don't want to miss!’

Gloucester, NJ.



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NH Highland Games and Festival:

Fri 21 – Sun 23:

‘Look for all your favorite events and performers and look for exciting new groups and events!’

Lincoln, NH.





Hudson Valley Irish Fest

Hudson Valley Irish Festival:

Sat 22:

‘The Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest will celebrate the positive values of the rich Irish American culture and heritage alive in the Hudson Valley today.’

Hudson Valley, NY.




Greater Danbury Irish Festival:

Fri 28 – Sun 30:

‘Learn all about Irish culture, the Gaelic language, music and dance, food and drink!’

Danbury, CT.



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