The North Texas Irish Festival is everyone's favorite celebration of music and Irish culture,. Presented by the Southwest Celtic Music Association, a non-profit that fosters the great tradition of Irish culture, the festival will have the theme this year of The Pipes Are Calling, a nod to that unique instrument so beloved in Celtic culture that produces such a haunting sound that it is a stirring call to arms and battle, as well as to tell tales of love and lore.
The North Texas Irish Festival features top Irish musicians and dancers from around the world and a number of cultural presentations on 13 stages at Fair Park. After all that music and dancing, hungry appetites can be satisfied with Irish stew, Shepherd’s pie, or even fish and chips at one of the many food booths featuring traditional Irish cuisine.
Cooking presentations from top chefs will modernize Irish classics with new flavor twists and cook with traditional Irish ingredients like Guinness, fare that attendees can taste and then wash down with a glass of their favorite Irish beverage. Whiskey tastings, blacksmithing demonstrations, Gaelic football and horse displays allow attendees to experience Celtic culture.
Urchin Street kid-friendly activities include children's entertainment, a petting zoo, safety demonstrations and art activities. Storytellers will weave tales of Celtic lore for everyone to enjoy.