Join us on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 5pm-11pm | In front of St. Patrick Church as a special parade opens up for this years iconic irish festivities. Enjoy great food, great drinks & live music all weekend.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 opens at 11am-11pm | Join us for great entertainment all day long, including irish dancers, musicians, grab delicious irish grub & a pint, enjoy your Saturday at the 2016 Irish Festival!
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 begins at 11:00am until 5:00pm | As we wrap up the festival on day three, join us for more irish entertainment & family fun!
An Irish Weekend Tradition
The Erie Irish Festival was created in 1993 to bring together the Erie Community for a day of Celtic culture and celebration. Initially our home was at the Cauley Center at St. Patrick Church. For the past several years we have been at Rainbow Gardens. In 2014, the festival returned back to our Irish Neighborhood in Downtown Erie! It’s time to celebrate back in front of St. Patrick’s Church again this year!
Admission is FREE all weekend!
Featuring great IRISH entertainment.
Enjoy irish food & drink!
Parking is available around the neighborhood!
Great time for families and our community!
FEATURING LIVE MUSIC from a variety of irish bands!
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Rince na Tiarna
Corned Beef and Curry Band
County Mayo Irish Band
Pittsburgh Magician Al Mazing
Mountain Thyme Ramblers
The Celtic Hooligans are a group of Erie area fellows that play traditional Celtic folk songs! We’re excited to have them perform at the 2016 Erie Irish Festival! Stay tuned for upcoming performance information & much more! See you there!!! Stay tuned for more ENTERTAINMENT news for 2016. Follow us on FACEBOOK for all of the latest IRISH news, updates Read more about Celtic Hooligans bring their celtic folk songs![…]
An Erie Irish Festival feature for 2016 features live music with Mo Chairde (The Irish for My Friends) = Maureen Conway Reich and Mary Ann Beach, from the Cleveland and Akron area. These long time friends are traditional Irish musicians who play a variety of instruments including flute, whistles, fiddle, tenor banjo and mandolin. When not playing with Read more about “Mo Chairde” means MY FRIENDS[…]
An Erie Irish Festival favorite, celtic music from City Fiddle returns to the stage! Stay tuned for performance information & more! See you there!!! Stay tuned for more ENTERTAINMENT news for 2016. Follow us on FACEBOOK for all of the latest IRISH news, updates & more! See you in September! #erieirishfestival2016
Rince na Tiarna (Gaelic for ‘Lord of the Dance’) will perform Friday, Saturday & Sunday during Irish Festival Weekend! Stay tuned for more ENTERTAINMENT news for 2016. Follow us on FACEBOOK for all of the latest IRISH news, updates & more! See you in September! #erieirishfestival2016
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Returning this year to Erie Irish Festival 2016 is BANGERZZ! Welcome back! A Neo-Celtic Folk-Rock outfit that provides tunes and grooves that make you want to sing and move. When the BangerZZ are on stage, the only thing that won’t take you by surprise is how much fun you’re having. Members: The BangerZZ are: Dan Read more about The Bangerzz, a fun neo-celtic rock band[…]
A new addition to the Erie Irish Festival weekend is featuring Mountain Thyme Ramblers… a five piece Bluegrass Band with a touch of Irish music, performing in the Northwestern PA area. Members include: Mike Berry -Banjo Dan Aldrich-Dobro Craig Pieper-Mandolin Vocals Randy Bowers-Guitar Vocals Brad Kamaromy-upright Bass Check them out facebook! Stay tuned for more ENTERTAINMENT news for 2016. Follow Read more about Mountain Thyme Ramblers[…]
Another premier Irish Band that is sure to get you dancing and moving during the weekend at Erie Irish Festival 2016 is featuring County Mayo. Check them out and hear their music…here! The band specializes in Irish ballads but their song bag includes plenty of Scottish, Australian, and Canadian songs as well as familiar Irish-American favorites and American Read more about Bring your Dancing Shoes for County Mayo Irish Band[…]
Al-Mazing’s magical act is lined up for all guests to enjoy this year!!! From Pittsburgh, this magician is an enthusiastic entertainer for all audiences including adults & children! We are excited to have Al-Mazing perform for us throughout the weekend this year!!! Bring the whole family, you won’t want to miss this one! Follow up with us later, once Read more about Al-Mazing’s magical Irish Festival experience[…]
Well folks, the 2016 irish festival is slowly booking our live music entertainment for the entire weekend!!! This year, we are pleased to announce that Corned Beef & Curry is going to take this years stage!!! These guys are a premier Pittsburgh band whom are full of live celtic energy! They will take away the night on Friday and Saturday Read more about Music Line Up featuring Corned Beef & Curry[…]