Indy Irish Fest returns for 20th Anniversary

Indy’s Irish Fest will return to Military Park in Indianapolis this September for its 20th celebration.

The event will be held September 17th through the 20th to celebrate the state’s Celtic heritage.

Organizers expect this four day festival to attract over 30,000 people with Irish music and step dancing on several stages, shopping from over 25 vendors, food by Claddagh Irish Pubs, Scout’s and more, and cultural and children’s activities as well as sporting events.

There will be a concert pub preview night with a craft beer tent available on Thursday September 17th. This features two Celtic rock bands, Black Irish Texas, and The Wild Colonial Boy.

Admission for this is $5.00.

You can also enjoy sheep-herding exhibitions or stop by the Celtic Canine tents to see dogs representing Irish breeds or the Kilted Mile which takes place on Sunday.

The youth visiting the festival can join the Wee Folk Area which will feature fun activities by Silly Safari, bringing animals and animal education to the event Saturday and Sunday.  

On Sunday, kids compete for the reddest hair, greenest eyes and most freckles. 

There will also be a Celtic Mass on Sunday, celebrated by Archbishop of Indianapolis, Joseph W. Tobin.

For more information, including ticket prices, discounts, and hours, visit or call the Indy’s Irish Fest Information Line at (317) 713-7117.

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