June 14, 2024
Annapolis, US 83 F

6th Annual Irish Festival kicks off next weekend

AIF16-SmallAre you ready for the 6th Annual Annapolis Irish Festival?  It’s coming to town next weekend – and bringing perfect weather with it.

18 Bands on 3 stages, 4 dance troupes, pipers, entertainers and 100s of vendors bring the flavor of the Emerald Isle to Annapolis once again.

The huge Little Leprechaun Land (where all activities are free) will be open 11-5pm on Saturday only.

Gates open at 4pm next Friday and the festival runs until 11pm on Friday and then starts up again on Saturday morning.  Gates are at 11am on Saturday with the festival closing at 11pm.

Tickets are $15 (Friday) and $25 (Saturday) and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  Parking is free. And Friday is Military Appreciation night. Active and retired military AND A GUEST get in for free with military ID. Tickets purchased on the Irish Festival website will be able to enter the grounds an hour early to stake out the best spots!

Tickets and vendors are cash only, so please come prepared, The festival does have several ATMs throughout the grounds as well–but you know how that ATM fee works!

As for the entertainment, the lineup this year is stellar.  Gaelic Storm and Carbon Leaf  are the two headliners. Other bands will include the  The Gothard Sisters, Seamus Kennedy,  Scythian, The ShamRogues, The Rogues, Everything Fitz, Barleyjuice, Brendan’s Voyage, and many more.

Come on out and be Irish for the weekend!

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