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Since the inaugural Annapolis Irish Festival in 2011, the festival 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. The 2018 Annapolis Irish Festival will take place on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd.

On Friday night we will salute our military and first responders with a military tribute and celebration. Throughout the festival, we will have a nationally recognized music line up along with Irish dancers and bagpipers that will keep you clapping and singing from open to close. The main stage will feature Gaelic Storm, Carbon Leaf, Scythian, and many other crowd favorites. We are bringing back our Exhibition Pipe Competition on Saturday afternoon in the lower field, this time directed by piper extraordinaire EJ Jones! We will have a vodka crush bar in an Irish pub setting sponsored by Irish owned West Cork Distillers. For the first time, festival goers can participate in an online limerick competition with the winner presented onstage at the festival by Seamus Kennedy. And we will once again host a wide variety of quality vendors, the famous Little Leprechaun Land for kids, and many other popular attractions.

A huge thank you goes out to our generous sponsors - several of them have been with us from the beginning and we greatly appreciate their support. We also recognize our volunteers who help make the festival a reality for us each year.
Come see for yourselves how Annapolis celebrates all things Irish! We look forward to seeing you.

The Annapolis Irish Festival Team