The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is coming up again for a full weekend of Irish history, traditions, and fun. This Irish extravaganza celebrates the heritage of the Emerald Isle in America and the richness of the culture in Pittsburgh.
The Irish Festival Will Feature Music from Gaelic Storm and More
Scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, the festival is a weekend of revelry for all ages. Come to the Riverplex in Pittsburgh to take it all in.
Gaelic Storm is one of the biggest Celtic bands (with a twist) in the world. They have appeared in films, have topped the Billboard World Chart, and regularly perform at music festivals and Irish events all over the country. They’ll perform on Friday, September 8.
Makem and Spain are an Irish folk music trio with a big sound and bigger stage presence. See them on Saturday, September 9.
JigJam will perform all three days of the festival, bringing with them sounds straight from Ireland. They manage to blend bluegrass music with traditional Irish sounds in a genre-bending style dubbed “CeltGrass.”
Along with music performances, there will be plenty to do, see, eat, and drink at the festival.
Nosh on Irish fare like corned beef and cabbage and Irish Stew, taste Irish craft beers, and sample teas. Check out cultural displays, including classic Irish wedding traditions. Visit the Genealogy Pavilion to learn how to find your Irish roots, and check out five different performance areas for costumed dances and more music.
There will also be an Irish Dog Area dedicated to Irish breeds, plus a children’s area featuring Irish story time, sing-a-longs, and crafts.
If you’re ready to celebrate the Irish in Pittsburgh in September, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.