What it is: We know you pretend to be Irish on St. Patrick’s day, but now you can pretend to be Irish in July, too – just head on over to the Mayfair neighborhood for Irish Fest. In addition to the great music lineup, the weekend is packed with the regular festival favorites: Irish and American food and drink, shopping, step dancers, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, a raffle with a trip to Ireland, the Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Sham-ROCK Stars singing contest for kids and the Hooley Hook-Up for singles on Friday night. At this point we were going to put in a joke about how ‘Irish I was a little bit taller, Irish I was a baller,’ – but we couldn’t figure out how to make it work.
Dates: TBA 2015
Hours: Fri 6 pm – 1am, Sat 12pm – 1am, Sun 11am – 11pm
Address: 4626 N. Knox Ave, Chicago, IL
Cost: $10 in advance for adults and $15 at the door on Friday and Saturday.
On Sunday, tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Seniors are $10 and children 10 and under are free.
Tickets for Phil Coulter on Friday night are $35, which includes admission to the festival.
Phew! What a mouthful