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SEPTEMBER 13 & 14, 2019

Milford Irish Festival

Friday 6 pm to 11 pm & Saturday 11 am to 11 pm

Fowler Field Pavilion, 1 Shipyard La., Milford, CT

14th annual Milford Irish Festival hosted by the Irish Heritage Society of Milford.

Admission: Friday - $5, Saturday - $10, Children 12 and Under FREE

Milford Irish Festival Official Website

Milford Irish Festival Facebook Page

JULY 19, 20 & 21, 2019

Maine Celtic Celebration

Friday 4 pm to Dusk
Saturday 10 am to Dusk
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Belfast Common & Steamboat Landing, Belfast, ME

A 3-day music and cultural festival celebrating the rich Celtic history and culture along the coast of Maine. Merchandise and food vendors. Music and dance on the Main Stage at the Commons and Steamboat Stage. Other activities include: Celtic breeds parade, dog show & sheepherding demonstration; cheese roll; Highland heavy games; kilt competition; kilted canter; kirkin' o' the tartans; SCA Artisan Village; raffle; children's tent. 

Admission: $10 Suggested Donation

Maine Celtic Celebration Official Website 
Maine Celtic Celebration Facebook Page

JULY 26, 27 & 28, 2019

Great American Irish Festival Frankfurt, NY

Friday 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm

Herkimer County Fairgrounds
198 Cemetery St., Frankfort, NY 13340

3 days of great Irish music, dance, food, shopping and cultural experiences! Merchandise & food vendors, bagpipe competition, whiskey tasting, ranger run, cornhole tournament, sip-n-paint, and more!  Camping available. 

Admission:
Friday – $15 ($18 At the Gate)
Saturday – $18 ($20 At the Gate)
Sunday – $10 ($10 At the Gate)
Three-Day Pass – $35 (Advance sale only)

Great American Irish Festival Official Website 
Great American Irish Festival Facebook Page

AUGUST 3, 2019

Rockland County AOH Ceol Mor Bagpipe Competition & Festival

9 am to 7 pm
Individual Competition 9 am
Full Band Competition 12 pm
Mass Band March follows


Rockland GAA
160 Old Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg, NY 10962

3rd Annual Rockland County Bagpipe Competition & Festival.  Merchandise & food vendors, individual & full band competitions, mass band march, live music. 

Admission:
$15 adult

Competitors & Children 12 and Under FREE

Rockland County AOH Official Website 
Rockland County AOH Facebook Page

JUNE 16, 2019

G.A.C. Wee Irish Festival

Saturday 12 pm to 6 pm 

GAC, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 

Feili Inc’s Father’s Day Celebration Fundraiser from 12-noon to 6pm at the GAC. Food, raffles and music by The Highland Rovers celebrating 25 years together, pipers, dancers, vendors and more. 

Admission: $10 requested donation at the door

Gaelic-American Club Official Website

Gaelic-American Club Facebook Page

JUNE 15, 2019

Bergen Irish Pipe Band Music Festival

Saturday 2 pm to 11:59 pm 

Rockland GAA, 160 Old Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg, NY 

Join the Bergen Irish Pipe Band for the second annual Irish Music festival featuring Irish bands, the pipe band, vendor booths, and more!  Vendors will be open from 2 pm to 8 pm for your Irish shopping needs.

Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (Purchase online here.)

Bergen Irish Pipe Band Facebook Page

MARCH 16, 2019

Ogham Alphabet: Past & Present at the New London Public Library

Saturday 2 pm to 3 pm 

Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT 06320


In this interactive lecture, participants will explore Ogham, the ancient Irish alphabet, learn about the history of the Celts, and practice writing their name in this mystifying and distinctive text!

This event is free and open to the public.

PLNL Official Website

PLNL Facebook Page

DECEMBER 7, 2018

New Britain Museum of American Art Holiday Makers Market New Britain CT

Friday 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

NBMAA, 6 Lexington St,, New Britain, CT

The NBMAA Museum Shop presents the 8th annual Holiday Maker’s Market! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Museum's largest Maker’s Market of the year, featuring over 20 vendors.  The usual First Friday fanfare, too! 

Admission: $7 for Members, $12 for non-Members

NBMAA Official Website

NBMAA Museum Store Official Webpage

NBMAA Facebook Page

 

 

DECEMBER 15 & 16, 2018

Both days 10 am to 3 pm

Get Baked, 25 Central St., Windsor, CT

Get Baked and The Nutmeg Collective will be hosting this great event with amazing local artisans. There will surely be something for everyone. 

Admission: Free (but you're SO going to want something baked!)

Nutmeg Collective Official Website

Nutmeg Collective Facebook Page

Get Baked Official Website

Get Baked Facebook Page

 

DECEMBER 2, 2018

Irish-American Community Center East Haven New Haven, CT

Sunday 10 am to 4 pm 

IACC, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT 

Shopping all day.  Irish breakfast from 9 am to 12 pm.  Bake sale, tea cup raffles, Irish goods, vendors and live music by the Curlews.  Christmas raffle drawing at 3 pm. 

Admission: Free 

Irish-American Community Center Official Website

Irish-American Community Center Facebook Page

 

DECEMBER 2, 2018

Irish American Home Society Glastonbury, CT

Sunday 9 am to 4 pm 

IAHS, 132 Commerce St., Glastonbury, CT 

Shopping all day. Breakfast available from 8:30 am to 11 am in the pub with lunch available from 12 pm to 3 pm.  Traditional seisun from 4 pm to  6 pm.

Admission: Free 

Irish American Home Society Official Website

Irish American Home Society Facebook Page

 

DECEMBER 1, 2018

Gaelic American Club Fairfield CT Celtic Christmas Fair

Saturday 9 am to 3 pm 

GAC, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 

A great selection of Irish vendors and unique crafters so you can do all your holiday shopping in one place. Bring the children & grandchildren to have their photo taken with Santa in front of the Gaelic-American Club's beautiful stone hearth.

Admission: Free 

Gaelic-American Club Official Website

Gaelic-American Club Facebook Page

 

 

DECEMBER 1, 2018

Irish Heritage Society of Milford, CT

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm 

IHSM, 131 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460

First IHSM Holiday Craft Fair! All proceeds for this event will go directly to the IHSM Christmas Family. Many heartmade crafts, decorations, jewelry, ornaments, vendors, baked goods and fun! Get holiday pictures taken by a photographer with our beautiful tree!

Admission: Free 

Irish Heritage Society of Milford Official Website

Irish Heritage Society of Milford Facebook Page

 

NOVEMBER 24, 2018

West Hartford Holiday Market CT

Saturday 10:30 am to 5 pm 

West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St., West Hartford, CT

Footsteps from Blue Back Square and in the heart of West Hartford Center featuring vendors who specialize in hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, soaps, pottery, accessories, textiles, original artwork, specialty foods and more. 

Admission: Free 

West Hartford Holiday Market Facebook Page

 

NOVEMBER 24 & 25, 2018

Both days 10 am to 3 pm

Get Baked, 25 Central St., Windsor, CT

Get Baked and The Nutmeg Collective will be hosting this great event with amazing local artisans. There will surely be something for everyone. 

Admission: Free (but you're SO going to want something baked!)

Nutmeg Collective Official Website

Nutmeg Collective Facebook Page

Get Baked Official Website

Get Baked Facebook Page

NOVEMBER 17, 2018

http://www.waterburyct.org/HolidayMarket

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm 

City Hall, 235 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 

Discover exceptional goods, gifts and wares, sample food trucks.

Admission: Free with Free Parking

Waterbury Public Art Committee Official Website

Waterbury Public Art Committee Facebook Page

 

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2018

Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant Christmas Marketplace Hamden CT

Saturday 11 am to 1 pm 

The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

The annual Christmas Marketplace at the The Playwright in Hamden. 

Admission: Free 

Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant Official Website

Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern CT Facebook Page

 

OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2018

Kilt Fest NJ New Jersey

Saturday 9 am to 7 pm & Sunday 12 noon to 7 pm

Liberty Lake Foundation, 1195 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 

New Jersey's premier Celtic Festival featuring a Highland Games, Kilt Run, Music, Food, Beer and Craic.

Admission: Single Day, Two Day & Discounted Tickets Available from $10 - $20

Kilt Fest NJ Official Website

Kilt Fest NJ Facebook Page

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30, 2018

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival Bethlehem

Friday 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 11 pm, Sunday 9:30 am to 7 pm 

Downtown Bethlehem, PA

The 31st Annual Celtic Classic presented by the CCA (Celtic Cultural Alliance).

Admission: FREE

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival Official Website

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival Facebook Page

SEPTEMBER 21, 22 & 23, 2018

Greater Danbury Irish Festival

Friday 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm 

Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd., Danbury, CT

Sponsored by the GDICC/AOH and LAOH of Danbury.

Admission: $10 per day or $20 for weekend pass, Children 12 and Under FREE

Greater Danbury Irish Festival Official Website

Greater Danbury Irish Festival Facebook Page

SEPTEMBER 14 & 15, 2018

Milford Irish Festival

Friday 6 pm to 11 pm & Saturday 11 am to 11 pm

Fowler Field Pavilion, 1 Shipyard La., Milford, CT

13th annual Milford Irish Festival hosted by the Irish Heritage Society of Milford.

Admission: Friday - $5, Saturday - $10, Children 12 and Under FREE

Irish Heritage Society of Milford Official Website

Irish Heritage Society of Milford Facebook Page

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Salvation Army Waterbury CT

6 pm to 9 pm

The Palace Theatre, 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

An inaugural fundraiser for the benefit of The Salvation Army and to support local artists by bringing attention to their work.

Tickets: $30

The Salvation Army Waterbury Official Website

The Salvation Army Watebury Facebook Page

Palace Theater Waterbury Official Website

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

Central Jersey Irish Festival

11 am to 7 pm

Freehold Pond - Lake Topanemus Park in Freehold, NJ

Hosted by AOH Div. 16. St. Oliver Plunkett (Freehold, NJ) and AOH Michael Davitt Div. 11 (Jackson, N.J.)

Tickets: $5 anyone over 14. Hibernians enter free with current traveling card

Central Jersey Irish Festival Official Website

Central Jersey Irish Festival Facebook Page