Stalls at the Great Irish Fair, in Coney Island.

A family-friendly event celebrating New York City's great Irish-American heritage and culture on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

The Irish American Building Society is pleased to announce that it will host its 37th Annual Great Irish Fair on Saturday, September 22, at The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York.

The Great Irish Fair is a family-friendly event celebrating New York City's great Irish-American heritage and culture that attracts thousands of New Yorkers to Coney Island each year.

Pipers at the Great Irish Fair.

From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM fairgoers will enjoy traditional and contemporary Irish music, goods, foods and beverages available for sale from many participating vendors. The packed schedule kicks off with a mass celebration and awards ceremony, followed by exciting performances from local and international bands including Shilelagh Law, The Canny Brothers Band, Andy Cooney, The Narrowback, Unforgettable Fire and more.

The Great Irish Fair will honor distinguished guests with awards reflective of the rich Irish traditions and the outstanding achievements of each individual. In partnership with other sponsors, the Great Irish Fair is underwritten and organized by the Irish American Building Society Charities, Inc. (IABSC) whose mission is to carry on the great Irish American tradition of giving.

One hundred percent of all net proceeds derived from the GIF will be donated to a charitable fund for the benefit of Brooklyn and Queens Diocesan Catholic Elementary Schools.

Prize winners on stage at the Great Irish Fair, on Coney Island.

About Irish American Building Society

The Irish American Building Society (IABS) is an organization dedicated to developing and fostering business, cultural, educational and charitable activities for its members. IABS strives towards a setting that promotes friendship, encourages cooperation and mutual development on both a personal and professional level, and fosters education through our scholarship program. For more information, please visit

A live stream by IrishCentral from the 2017 Great Irish Fair: