About Irish Fair
About Irish Fair
The Irish Fair of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating Irish culture and our community. Each year we host an Irish Arts Week with a variety of lectures, classes, readings, historical tours and more. Every second weekend of August, we hold a major festival where we invite you to join us for a celebration of all things Irish with music, dance, family activities and good craic! Throughout the year, follow us on social media to learn about other events and opportunities to get your Irish on!
Our annual festival is recognized as one of the most family-friendly events in the Twin Cities, one of the largest and most authentic Irish festivals nationwide and an amazingly great time. Come by, listen to the music, watch the dancers, and enjoy a pint or two!
All proceeds from our events and other donations are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting our Irish & Celtic cultural community. Our organization has an executive director, a volunteer board of directors and is primarily volunteer driven and supported by people throughout the state. Please consider joining our volunteer team or donating to our cause.
Click here to view our leadership team.
Dates and Hours
The 2021 Irish Fair of Minnesota will be hosted at Harriet Island Park in downtown St. Paul. This year's dates are:
- Friday, August 13th: 3:00pm-11:00pm
- Saturday, August 14th: 10:00am-11:00pm
- Sunday, August 15: 10:00am-7:00pm
COMING SOON - Irish Fair is pleased to offer a virtual event option for those who can't or won't attend in person. Stay tuned for further information.
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Our Mission & Values
To promote and cultivate Irish culture and preserve a rich heritage of traditions for future generations.
The Irish Fair of Minnesota provides expression for all things Irish and links the past, present and future of Irish culture in Minnesota.
- Authentic. We believe the more Irish we are, the more universal our appeal becomes.
- Relevant. We strive to preserve a rich heritage of traditions that are relevant to today’s audiences.
- Fun. Creating a fun experience for volunteers and audiences alike is our top priority.
- Quality. Maintain a high standard in Fair programs and operations.
Curtin Conway Award
The award is presented annually by the Irish Fair of Minnesota for outstanding service to the Irish cultural community in Minnesota. It is named after Leah Curtin and Roger Conway, founders of the festival. Click here to view past recipients of the award.
Irish Fair of Minnesota is a proud member of the Association of Irish & Celtic Festivals