Countdown to Irish Fest

An Irish Weekend to Experience!

Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Friday: September 15th, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday: September 16th, 2017 | 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: September 17th, 2017 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ireland Raffle 2017 | Enter to Win a trip to Ireland for 2

An Irish Weekend Tradition

Celebrating 180 years of Irish Tradition with St. Patrick's Church
An Irish tradition in Erie, PA.

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! SEPTEMBER 15th - SEPTEMBER 17th, 2017 :: SEE YOU THERE!

  • 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!

Enjoy celebrating irish culture during the Erie Irish Festival right in downtown Erie in front of St. Patrick's Church.
We're excited to bring together our community and feature an exciting weekend full of live Irish entertainment, food, drinks, and more at this years festival!
Happy "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day" celebrations. Thank you for spending time with your Irish community in downtown, Erie.


A variety of Irish Music will fill the festival with celtic energy all weekend!

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC from a variety of irish bands!

Click here for entire Music Line Up

Dance Schools

Rince Na Tiarna & more local dance studio performances
Rince na Tiarna (Gaelic for ‘Lord of the Dance’) will perform Friday, Saturday & Sunday along with other featured dance schools!


Bring your dancing shoes & enjoy!
Your favorite irish music featuring live singing, dancing, acoustics & more!

Grand Prize Giveaway

Trip for 2 to Ireland
Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win a trip of a LIFETIME to the Emerald Isle for 2! Drawing will be held at the conclusion of our festival weekend!

food & brews

Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp paired with our pub grub!
Enjoy your refreshing brews at our ‘pubs’ around the festival! Which irish brew is your favorite? Pair it with our tasty pub grub…authentic choices of fish n’ chips, reubens, pub fries & more!

Get Involved

Volunteers make the weekend possible & exciting! Sign up today!
Love to VOLUNTEER? Get involved in an area that you love! Looking for smiles, fun personalities and irish spirits that would love to be part of a positive experience for all!

Irish Desserts

Bakery & Dessert Bar
Enjoy an irish pint with specialty irish treats of authentic irish soda breads & scones, ice cream, desserts & much more!

Self Guided Tours

Tour De St. Patrick’s Church
Take some time to visit inside our beautiful sanctuary! Enjoy mass on Saturday or Sunday during festival weekend!

Irish Gifts & Raffles

Find specialty irish trinkets, win fantastic raffles & enjoy shopping!
Take a stroll through our vendor village & get your favorite irish ‘souvenirs’. Games of Chance & irish raffles make for a fun day!

A Taste of Ireland

What's to Eat?

Click here to view our Irish Menu Features


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