Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Try your luck as the North Texas Irish Festival. This magical event is being held from March 3rd to March 5th at Fair Park in Dallas.
“Texas Grown – Irish Roots” is the theme this year and it celebrates the amazing music, dance, and cultural talent in and around Texas and incorporates the tradition of Irish and other Celtic influences.
Top musicians and skilled dancers from around the world will be performing on 13 stages. Music, dancing, whiskey tastings, blacksmithing demonstrations, horse displays, Celtic storytelling, animal rescue groups, Shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, dozens of activities for kids and child-friendly entertainment, and chef demonstrations are among the any things to do and see at this festive event presented by the Southwest Celtic Music Association.
Tickets will be available online and at DFW-area Tom Thumb stores in Feb. 2017. Friday night is free from 6-7pm but it is $10 after 7pm. Saturday, one day tickets are $20 at the gate, $15 on Sunday. Two-day tickets are $25, and a weekend pass is $30. Children 11 and under FREE when accompanied by adult family member. Seniors over 65 and current military members (with valid military ID) receive $5 discount. There is a $14 any day pass available at Tom Thumb grocery stores.
Dogs are allowed in on a short leash, but a $1 donation is requested and will be given to various animal rescue groups supported by those involved with the festival.
If you are dressed as a Leprechauns in full ceremonial dress and carrying a pot of gold, your ticket is FREE.
Live on stage: Barrule, Breaking Trad, Brian McNeill, Brock McGuire Band, High Kings, The Elders, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Chris Newman, The Town Pants, and We Banjo 3, and many more.
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