Weekend Highlights

An Irish Weekend to Experience!


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!

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An Irish Weekend Tradition

Celebrating 179 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!

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!

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Click here for entire 2016 Music Line Up

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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!
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Corned Beef and Curry Band

Premier Irish Pub Band
Members: John McCann, Bob Banerjee & Brad (Hamish) Didak … the premier Pub band from Pittsburgh, PA. Known for their high energy and interactive stage shows, they play all genres of music and anchor their shows with Celtic/Irish tunes and Classic Rock.
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County Mayo Irish Band

Irish Ballads, Irish American & American Folk
County Mayo is one of the premiere Irish Bands in Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pa. and has been pleasing audiences for over 30 years. Their performances are lively, engaging and feature a high level of audience participation. http://www.countymayoirishband.com
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Pittsburgh Magician Al Mazing

Pittsburgh Magician that specializes in entertaining kids & families
Voted Pittsburgh Party Entertainer of 2009 by Nickelodeon
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Mountain Thyme Ramblers

Irish Bluegrass Band
A five piece Bluegrass Band with a touch of Irish music, performing in the Northwestern PA area.
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The Bangerzz

Neo-Celtic Folk-Rock Band
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.
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Rosanne Higgins

Author of Orphans and Inmates, will speak on Saturday at NOON about the Irish Diaspora followed by Songs of Exile and Emigration from County Mayo, the band. Meet her at the Festival!
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“Mo Chairde”

Traditional Irish Music Instrumentalists
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.

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