Just because you’re not Irish doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun. The Irish Fair welcomes 30,000 people each year of all ages and heritages.
This family-friendly event is jam-packed with dozens of dance performances, live music, the popular Zero K race (which is exactly what it sounds like—three meters of heart-pumping exercise), Gaelic sports, a Celtic marketplace, a cultural area and, of course, Irish food and drinks. Featured entertainers include Doolin, Socks in the Frying Pan, JigJam, Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, Clare Cunningham, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Real Irish Comedy Tour, and more.
Full schedule of events
- Friday, 8/11: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
- Saturday, 8/12: 10:00am - 11:00pm
- Sunday, 8/13: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Ticket prices for adults are $20 for one day or $40 for the weekend. Discounted tickets are available for Youth (13-17 years) and Seniors (55+). VIP packages are also available, and kids 12 and under get in for free.
The Irish Fair sprawls out over Saint Paul’s beautiful Harriet Island Regional Park. Check out info for getting to the Fair and parking.
The festival was created to support Minnesota’s Irish community by preserving and celebrating the past, present and future of Irish culture. All proceeds from the event and other donations are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting Irish & Celtic cultural and other immigrant communities.
Make a weekend of it with special Irish Fair room rates are available at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (rooms must be booked by July 20).
Getting to the Fair is easy! Take the Green Line downtown to Union Depot and hop on a free shuttle (leaves every half hour).
If you prefer to drive, be advised that parking is limited along Plato Boulevard from Wabasha Street West toward the park. Most private businesses near the park will charge a fee to park in their lots.
You can also bike to the Fair! Ample bike parking options will be available.
Prepare for the event by visiting Saint Paul's many Irish pubs and shops as well as Irish restaurants, and don't forget to share all of your photos from the fair with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL!