The Kansas City Irish Fest is bringing the soul and spirit of Ireland to locals Sept. 4-5, 2020 in a series of smaller, locally-focused experiences with digital and in-person options.
Ticket packages to “Fest Where You Are” go on sale Thursday, August 13 at 10 a.m. Some activities are FREE while others have a charge. Prices vary by activity.
Fest Where You Are!
Kansas City Irish Fest Entertainment and Activities
7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5
Crown Center or Livestream
Enjoy a two-hour live concert of classic Irish hits and covers. You can tune into a livestream for FREE, sponsor a table in-person at Crown Center ($500 seats 6 people and you get swag and a beverage package) or purchase tickets to exclusive parties being held at Kelly’s Westport Inn, Browne’s Irish Market and Conroy’s Public House. Prices and offerings vary by location. See full details here.
Live performers include:
- Calvin Arsenia
- Carswell & Hope
- Ashley Davis
- Eddie Delahunt
- Enrique Chi of Making Movies
- Ian Byrne of The Elders
- Madisen Ward & Mama Bear
- Maria the Mexican
- Victor and Penny
Virtual performers and interviews include:
- Aoife Scott
- Byrne and Kelly
- Corner Boys
- Gaelic Storm
- Oscar Blue
- Shane Hennessy
- We Banjo 3
Friday, Sept. 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5 – 5 p.m.
Order pre-packaged tasting kits and log on to a live Zoom session where Jameson ambassadors guide you through tastings and answer questions. Kits include 6 carefully selected whiskeys. Tickets are $35 and only a certain amount will be sold.
Get set with a six pack of Guinness products to go from the Dubliner bar and then tune in at your convenience to an exclusive tasting video where a Guinness brewmaster guides you through the art creating this legendary beer.
Virtual Workshops and Activities for Adults
Experience the Emerald Isle from your living room, patio or wherever you’re most comfortable.
- Scone Making with Shaun Brady – $20
- Irish Breakfast with Kyle Hopkins – $38
- Cocktail Demonstrations with Five Farms Irish Cream – FREE
Virtual Workshops and Activities for Kids
Wee ones get in on the Irish fun as well. Even better, all interactive kids stuff is FREE.
- Mr. Stinky Feet Virtual Concert and Storytelling
- StoneLion Puppet Workshop and Show
- Irish Fest Coloring Sheets
- Magical Haunted Fairy House Building
- Witch Costume Contest
See full details and Kids Corner schedule here.
Local Gaelic restaurants in Kansas City are offering traditional Irish breakfast and dinner cuisine for both dine-in and carry out. Participating restaurants include:
- Browne’s Irish Marketplace
- The Dubliner
Someone must have some luck this year. Try your own with a one-of-a-kind contest to win an Ultimate KC Irish Fest package for 2021. For $50 you get a numbered square of land. If the cow plops on your square during the livestream, you’re a winner.
Winner receives an Ultimate Weekend package to the 2021 Irish Fest which includes:
- Three-night stay at Crown Center hotel during the festival
- A Weekend Snug package for two
- A Gold Ticket Whiskey Tasting for two
- Two Irish Breakfast tickets
- Special prizes provided from some of sponsors
Kansas City Irish Fest
Sept. 4-5, 2020
Crown Center and Virtual
Looking for more Labor Day Weekend fun in Kansas City? Check our post Kansas City Labor Day Weekend Events & Deals 2020.