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Annapolis Irish Festival


Since the Inaugural Festival in 2011, the AIF has become an Annapolis tradition and a regional attraction thanks to the support of the business community and the people who share our passion for the Emerald Isle and the magical Celtic traditions and music we hold so dear. We are back again and still growing. The 2017 Annapolis Irish Festival will take place on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd. This year’s music line up will make your heart beat faster and will literally make your hair turn green!   In response to many requests, we are excited to be bringing Guinness to our taps this year! In addition, we will replace the big tent in the lower field with a Mass Pipe Band Competition that will take place on Saturday. The main stage will move back to the hill and will feature Gaelic Storm, Scythian, and many other crowd favorites. Once again, the Festival will host a wide variety of vendors and the famous Little Leprechaun Land with new attractions. On Friday night we will salute our military with a military tribute and we are now honoring first responders as well.
Thank you to our generous sponsors —several of them have been with us from the beginning and we greatly appreciate their support. We salute our volunteers who help make the Irish Fest Weekend happen. We look forward to seeing everyone this year! What a great day to be Irish!!!! Slainte!

Eddie McGowan
Festival Director