The inaugural  Irish Fest of the Fox Cities "a celebration of everything Irish and Celtic"

 

Friday and Saturday, September 17 - 18

 

Main Music Stages are at Jones Park in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin USA

Cultural displays and activities are inside McGuinness Irish Pub and at St. Mary's Church, all three locations are within a 2-block radius

 

Immediately following the festival, the fun continues at McGuinness Irish Pub for the                                                       Jameson Irish Whiskey Post Party

NEW - FREE admission all day on Friday if you arrive before 5 pm.

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MAIN STAGE AT JONES PARK  (All schedules subject to change)

Friday, September 17

4:00  Gates Open (FREE admission for first hour)
4:30    The Kissers
6:15    Gaelic Storm
8:15    Skerryvore

The fun continues with a Jameson Post Party at McGuinness Irish Pub – one block from Jones Park with the Andrew David Weber Band

Saturday, September 18

10:45   Gates Open - Opening Ceremony
11:00    Kinsella Irish Dancers
11:45     Hearthfire
1:15        Leahys Luck
3:00     Milwaukee Irish Dance Company
4:30      Moxie Strings

6:15       Skerryvore
8:15       Gaelic Storm

 

The fun continues with a Jameson Post Party  at McGuinness Irish Pub – one block from Jones Park with the "Wild Night in Eire" Band

11:00 pm - Raffle Drawing

THE BOG TENT STAGE AT JONES PARK Presented by Marcus McGuire Homes

Friday, September 17
4:30   the foxfire affair
6:00   Kevin Huss, Ireland by Song

7:15      The Gleasons

Saturday, September 18
11:30   Sarah & the HUS-Band
12:45   Schauer Academy of Irish Dance
  1:15    The Speako Chords
  2:30  Gaelic Sports
  3:15    Third Class Minstrels
  4:45   Atlantic Wave
  6:15    Schauer Academy of Irish Dance
  7:00   Ian Gould

CULTURAL AREA AT MCGUINNESS IRISH PUB  (All schedules subject to change)

Friday, September 17
2:00  Pub Opens – Cultural exhibits                                                   available for viewing

 

6:00  Travel to Ireland - presentation by  Celtic Tours

 

Saturday, September 18

9:00   Traditional “Full Irish” Breakfast
9:30    Children’s Crafts with Yarn Spinners *children’s activity

11:00   Joe Cullen and Kathleen Bremer
12:30   Irish Dance Lessons with Kinsella *children's activity
2:00    Travel to Ireland - Presentation by Celtic Tours

3:00    Learn how to play the Tin Whistle with Kathleen Bremer - first 10 children will receive a complimentary whistle *children’s activity

3:30    Jameson Whiskey Sampling School * must be over 21 - $20 fee

5:30     Bunratty Meade Sampling Event (FREE samples until 7:30)

7:15      Jameson Whiskey Sampling School * must be over 21 - $20 fee

CULTURAL AREA AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH  (All schedules subject to change)

Friday, September 17
2:00    Church Opens – Cultural exhibits viewing

 

3:30     Live Feed to Dublin, Ireland – The Irish in America

Professor Kevin Whelan of the Notre Dame University Dublin Global Gateway will introduce us to The Irish in America. He will focus on the period from the great famine to Ireland's independence, when the most Irish emigrated to the US.  Learn about those who came over to the US, and the impact they had on our Country. Dr. Whelan has authored many books on Irish history and has been the historical advisor to the Irish government on the Famine and the 1798 Rebellion. To learn more about the presenter: Kevin Whelan | Faculty Fellows | Scholars | Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies | University of Notre Dame (nd.edu).  This will take place at St. Mary's Church, 312 S. State St. from 3:30 to 4:30 in their Community Room

5:00    St. Mary’s Church and the Irish connection

6:30    Church closes

Saturday September 18
10:30   Church Opens – Cultural exhibits available for viewing
11:00    St. Mary’s Church and the Irish Connection
11:30     Livefeed to Belfast – Researching your Irish Ancestry
4:30     Irish Liturgy Mass with Katie Grennan, Peter Purvis, Joe Cullen                  and Kathleen Bremer. Fr. Bill Swichtenberg presiding
6:30     Church closes