The Irish Fair of Minnesota returns for 2023 in St. Paul! Visit for Irish music, dance, storytelling, sports, cultural exhibits, children’s activities and more!
“Irish or no, you’ll have fun if you go!” The Irish Fair of Minnesota is back at Harriet Island in St. Paul this weekend! This 3-day celebration of all things Irish will take place from August 11 – 13.
This year’s roster of activities will feature hundreds of entertainers across seven stages, including talented musicians, dancers, and performers. Enjoy international, national, and local music as well as dance, storytelling, sports, cultural exhibits, native dogs, children’s activities, Irish hospitality options, and marketplace activities.
And you can tell the Irish Fair is authentic because this year the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Geraldine Byrne Nason will take part in Friday’s Opening Ceremony and will also address guests on Saturday.
Headliners include internationally known as well as local performers such as Gaelic Storm, Socks in the Frying Pan, JigJam, Doolin’, Screaming Orphans, Clare Cunningham, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Boiled in Lead, and the Real Irish Comedy Tour showcasing the best blend of Irish comedic talent.
And there is plenty for kids to do, too! Kids 12 and under get FREE admission, and teens ages 13 – 17 will receive a reduced ticket price.
Interactive activities include an Irish instrument petting zoo, hurling and camogie for kids, and more.
- Daily Pass: Adults $20/Youth $12
- Weekend Pass (good for all 3 days): Adults $40/Youth $30
Dates and Hours:
- Friday, August 11 from 3 – 11 pm
- Saturday, August 12 from 10 am – 11 pm
- Sunday, August 13 from 10 am – 7 pm
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Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.