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FÁILTE
Welcome to Irish Fest!

Iowa Irish Fest is dedicated to celebrating Irish culture in Iowa and takes place in the Lincoln Park area of downtown Waterloo.

The festival began in 2006 and has since grown into the biggest Irish celebration in Iowa. The Cedar Valley Irish Cultural Association, founder of the Iowa Irish Fest, is an organization intended to foster and develop Irish fellowship and outreach into the community with Irish cultural events and programs. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date with all things Iowa Irish Fest!

Click here to see the 2024 Schedule!

ENTERTAINMENT
World Class Family Fun

Iowa Irish Fest is dedicated to celebrating Irish culture in Iowa and takes place in the Lincoln Park area of downtown Waterloo.

The festival began in 2006 and has since grown into the biggest Irish celebration in Iowa. The Cedar Valley Irish Cultural Association, founder of the Iowa Irish Fest, is an organization intended to foster and develop Irish fellowship and outreach into the community with Irish cultural events and programs. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date with all things Iowa Irish Fest!

 

ACTIVITIES
Fun for All Ages
The Iowa Irish Fest offers not only fabulous music performances all weekend long, but it also offers a variety of other events to immerse festgoers in all things Irish culture and history.

Classes include Dance Workshops with professional Irish dance companies, The Guinness Experience with National Guinness Brand Ambassador and the Whiskey Masters Classes. Festgoers are also able to get active through several sporting events including the Rugby tournament, the Highland Games, sheep herding, Gaelic Football & Hurling and so much more! Don’t forget about the Family Fun Area! In this area, families can enjoy interactive activities including Irish language classes, playing Irish instruments, learning about the rich history of the Irish, the Bill Riley Talent Show Search and so much more! There’s something for everyone at Iowa Irish Fest!

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WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Become an Iowa Irish Fest Partner

 

By becoming an Iowa Irish Fest Partner or Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to advertise your business or organization around the Fest, as well as receive weekend passes, sponsorship perks and Iowa Irish Fest merchandise. There are multiple pricing tiers to fit your budget. We would love to partner with you! Visit our Sponsorship page to learn more!

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, bond with coworkers or get in free to Iowa’s best Irish celebration, sign up to volunteer! In order to put on the high-quality event Iowa Irish Fest is known for, volunteers like you (and your friends, coworkers and family) are essential. You’ll be thanked with free admission to all three days of the Fest, an exclusive T-shirt AND two free drink tokens. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more!

 

Iowa Irish Fest

Iowa’s Biggest Irish Celebration

Downtown Waterloo

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