Following a smashingly successful inaugural event, the Hudson Valley Irish Fest returns to Peekskill’s Riverfront Green on Saturday, September 25, 2010.
AOH Division 18, Peekskill along with Peekskill St. Patrick’s Parade Committee are the main sponsors of the event. The community-based, not for profit cultural event was established to celebrate and promote the rich Irish-American heritage that exists in the lower Hudson Valley.Last year about 3,000 people attended the festival and promoters are promising bigger and better things this year.
The second annual Fest will run from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature music by
Shilelagh Law, Celtic Cross, Mary Courtney, The Ruffians, Seisiun, and -- direct from Ireland -- Pat Whelan, as well as massed pipe bands, step dancers and the finest traditional Irish musicians in the Hudson Valley.
In addition, the Fest features the work of outstanding artists and craftspeople from both Ireland and the Hudson Valley. There also is a wonderful children's area with storytelling, crafts, and other activities.A wide variety of tempting food and refreshments will be available.
The beautiful Riverfront Green lies along the Hudson River immediately adjacent to MTA MetroNorth's Peekskill train station. Ample free parking is also available.
The Fest’s website: features many pictures from last year’s event. For more information please contact Dan Dennehy, chairman, at (914) 588-2710 or

This link will take you to an article on a child's experience last year: