The Fighting Jamesons at Indy’s Irish Fest

Indy’s Irish Fest returns to Military Park Sept. 11-14 for its 19th-annual celebration of the state’s Celtic heritage. This year’s festival kicks-off with a “pub night” featuring three Celtic rock bands on Thursday for only a $5 gate admission. The evening’s entertainment features Celtic rock bands Kevin Flynn & the Avondale Ramblers, The Bastard Bearded Irishmen, and The Fighting Jamesons.

More than 30,000 people are expected over the four -day festival, which features live Irish music and step dancing on four stages, as well as shopping, food, cultural and children’s activities, sporting events and more. “The full slate of activities will begin on Friday and will feature performances by groups from Ireland, across the U.S. as well as local favorites,” said Coffey.  Returning crowd favorites, The Elders, and groups new to Indianapolis, like Burning Bridget Cleary, will highlight weekend entertainment. Other returning performers to the festival include: Hounds of Finn, Tallymoore, Tom Sweeney and The Kells.

The festival also continues to be a great bargain with advance sale tickets only $10. Advance sale tickets go on sale August 30th at Marsh Supermarkets and Claddagh Irish Pubs. In addition to Marsh locations, advance sale tickets at the $10 rate will be available at At the gate, attendees can save money with the festival’s early bird $5 admission from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, September 12, or Sunday morning, the 14th, with donations to the food bank.

Ticket Prices

Indy’s Irish Fest ticket prices are:

  • Adults (Advance Sale):                                $10/day
  • Adults (Gate Price):                                     $15/day
  • Students (14-18 with Student ID):                 $10/day
  • Children (13 and under):                               $5/day
  • Children under 5: Free provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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