Erie Irish Festival 2015

Weekend Highlights

An Irish Weekend to Experience!

Join us on Friday, September 18th, 2015 from 5pm-11pm | In front of St. Patrick Church as the bagpipers open up the long weekend. Enjoy great food, great drinks & live music all weekend.


Saturday, September 19th, 2015 opens at Noon-11pm | Join us for great entertainment all day long, including irish dancers, musicians & a puppeteer, grab delicious irish grub & drinks, enjoy your Saturday at the 2015 Irish Festival!


Sunday, September 20th, 2015 begins at 11:00am until 5:00pm | As we wrap up the festival on day three, join us for more irish entertainment featuring celtic musicians & a ventriloquist!

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An Irish Weekend Tradition

Celebrating 178 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!

  • Festival is FREE

    Admission is FREE all weekend!


    Featuring great IRISH entertainment.


    Enjoy irish food & drink!

  • Plenty of Parking

    Parking is available around the neighborhood!


A variety of Irish Music will fill the festival with celtic energy all weekend! Here's a couple featured groups performing throughout the weekend! Be sure to check out the entire schedule for all performances & times.

Click here for entire 2015 Music Line Up

Rince na Tiarna
School of Irish Dance
Rince na Tiarna (Gaelic for ‘Lord of the Dance’) will perform Friday, Saturday & Sunday during Irish Festival Weekend!
Gabe Donahue
Irish Tenor
Gabe Donahue is an Irish born Multi Instrumentalist, Singer Songwriter is based in Philadelphia. He performs mostly on guitar and piano. See him perform Saturday evening!
Celtic Creek
Irish Duo
Features a husband and wife duo, James and Elizabeth (Jim and Beth) McQuiston. Enjoy their performance on Saturday at Noon!
Donal O’Shaughnessy
Irish Music & Ballads Performer
A multi-talented performer playing Guitar, Fiddle, Keyboards, Pipe Organ, Bodhran and Mandolin.
Glenwood Hillbillies
Irish Band
Enjoy irish music with the Glenwood Hillbillies on Friday Evening!
The Tradesmen
Celtic Punk Music
This band will rock the night with Celtic Punk Music on Friday evening.
Emily Ann Thompson
Celtic Fiddler & Vocalist
Enjoy an Energetic Celtic show for all ages on Saturday afternoon with Emily!
Step in Time
Celtic – Eclectic Music
Featuring music by Marcia & Monte, enjoy a celtic show featuring eclectic Irish tunes!

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