Weekend Highlights

An Irish Weekend to Experience!


Join us on Friday, September 16th, 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 17th, 2016 opens at Noon-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!


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

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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 … CB&CB is 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. Hand-clapping, foot-stomping, beer-drinking fun!
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County Mayo Irish Band

Irish Ballads, Irish American & American Folk Tunes
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

Is a magician in Pittsburgh that specializes in entertaining kids and family audiences.
Voted Pittsburgh Party Entertainer of 2009 by Nickelodeon

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