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Indy Irish Fest Includes Four Days Of Food, Fun, and Music

By Melody Schubert @USATM
In Indiana we're big on tradition as anyone can tell who has attended the Indianapolis 500. From the singing of Back Home In Indiana to winner's drinking milk, traditions keep travelers coming back, and one not to miss this fall is the Indy Irish Fest on September 14- 17. You don't have to be Irish to join this annual tradition - just gather family and friends for a festive time of music, Irish cultural events, exhibits, games, and fun in Downtown Indianapolis at Military Park.
Indy Irish Fest Includes Four Days Of Food, Fun, and Music
The Indy Irish Fest brings together many of the best performers, artists, and musicians in the nation. The list of this year's musician's and performers is long and includes: The High Kings, Dulahan, Jig Jam, Cassie and Maggie, Aoife Scott, Chance the Arm, The Drowsy Lads, The Kells, St. Pat’s Day Rogues Pipes and Drums, Irish Blessings Dancers, Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance, The Irish Airs, Indianapolis Ceili Band, Hogeye Navvy, Ennis Clare, Alair, Whiskey of the Damned, as well as The Narrowbacks. Be assured this four day festival will keep your toes tapping with a exciting mix of Irish tunes.
Along with extraordinary musicians playing, you’ll find some of the best Irish food and brews to devour at the Indy Irish Fest. There will be classic Irish fare prepared by Claddagh Irish Pub to tender selections from Smitty’s Smokehouse BBQ, and so many other tasty selections to sample. Of course, you can drink your share of Killians or Guinness, but why not try a Magners Cider that will go perfect with a side of ribs!
If you're thinking about joining the festival, then take advantage of the early gate admission. This not only save you money, you also get in early to the Indy Irish Fest Cultural Area. Here, you'll discover the rich culture and traditions of Irish people and Irish Americans. Stop by and explore your own Irish heritage, and learn how music tells the tales of Ireland and its people.
Families will find many fun events to join that have included contests for the Reddest Hair, Greenest Eyes, as well as Most Freckles. And, there will be many activities, animals to pet, along with entertainment to enjoy. It's also a great time to introduce your children to Irish traditions like hurling, which is the national sport of Ireland. And, there will be several teams competing in hurling and camogie, as well as Gaelic football at the Indy Irish Fest.
Get your Tickets To Indy Irish Fest
For tickets, events, and schedules for the Indy Irish Fest visit their website.
Plan Your Trip To Indianapolis, and Beyond
To see what's new and exciting to do in Indy, as well as find attractions and restaurants, and other sites to see around the state of Indiana visit the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor's Bureau at or visit Indianapolis Downtown Inc. at
To explore more of Indiana, and find maps, learn about upcoming events, festive, sports, and much more go to the Visit Indiana website.

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