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 www.IndyIrishFest.com. 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.
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