2017 "Manhattan Irish Fest" - March 3rd & 4th

2017 "Manhattan Irish Fest" - March 3rd & 4th


Manhattan, IL is my hometown.  It's located smack in the heart of Will County, IL.  It's a town proud of its history, its present and future ... and deep Irish roots ...

Residents will proudly tell you that Manhattan is the home of the "Manhattan Irish Fest", an acclaimed festival that's been running since 1995. 

This annual Fest is being held this year on March 3rd and 4th, 2017.

Like the previous year, this year's Fest is once again being held in the parking lot located just north of Manhattan Fire Station 81.

The list of activities available are long and varied.  There's something planned for young and old alike on each day of the Fest.  

Some of this year's activities are:

  • Manhattan Historical Society Museum Display
Friday, March 3rd: 5 pm - 9 pm 

Saturday, March 4th: 10 am - 5 pm

Displays contributed by prominent Manhattan area families

  • Music:

Friday, March 3rd, 5 pm to 11 pm:  
Entertainment Tent - Park Road
5:15 - 6:30 pm - Patrick Otto & Katie Byrne
6:45 - 8 pm - Three Men in Kilts
8:30 - 10:30 pm - Whiskey of the Damned
  • Manhattan Library:
Saturday, March 4th:  11:30 am - 2 pm 
Mini Golf - Fun for the entire family 
Games - Crafts - Prizes
  • Irish Breakfast:  

Served at St. Joseph's Church Hall 
Saturday - March 4th, 8 - 10:30 am 

Tickets in advance, at the door 
Call the rectory @: 815.478.3341
  • Irish Mass:  

Saturday, March 4th - 8:30 am
  • Craft Fair: 

Sponsored by the Manhattan Woman's Club 
Saturday, March 4th 
9 am to 3 pm  

  • Family Fun Area 
Park District Recreation Center - 397 S State St. 
Sponsored by the Manhattan Park District 
Saturday, March 4th - 12 Noon to 6 pm 
Trackless Train Rides: Noon-3 pm 
Bingo: Noon- 6 pm 
XBOX Kinetic: Noon - 6 pm
Sand Art: Noon - 6 pm
Magician show: 1 pm - 1:45 pm
Balloon artist: 1:45 pm - 3 pm
Face Painting: Noon- 5 pm
DJ (Dancing):  2 pm - 6 pm 
Movie Night "BIG SCREEN":  6 pm - 8 pm 
Concessions Served: Noon - 8 pm 
(Children under 10 require an adult
Closes at 9 pm

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  • 22nd Annual "Manhattan Irish Fest Parade": 

Saturday, March 4th
Kicks off @ 11:10 am 
Downtown Manhattan
  • 5K Run:  
Precedes the Parade 
Saturday, March 4th
Starts @ 11 am - follows the parade route 
Info for those hoping to participate HERE
  • Rugby Matches: 
Saturday, March 4 
Rugby Pitch- Central Park 
1 pm - Morrigans v Mizzou
3 pm - Shamrocks v South Side All Stars

  • Music: 

Saturday, March 4th, Noon -10 pm
12:00 Emerald Society
1 pm - Sullivan School of Irish Dance
1:45 pm - Hatfield Sisters
3 pm - John Condron
4 pm - Hughes Academy of Irish Dance
5 pm - Finbar McCarthy
6 pm - Reilly
8 pm - Larkin & Moran Brothers

A schedule of all planned events for the 2017 "Manhattan Irish Fest" can be found HERE!

Buttons to "Manhattan Irish Fest" are for sale, in local establishments. All attendees of the 2017 "Manhattan Irish Fest" must obtain Buttons. Children under 7 years attend FREE of charge, when attending with a paying adult.

Bring your Irish to my hometown of Manhattan, IL ... and enjoy the 2017 "Manhattan Irish Fest" in Manhattan, IL on March 3rd and 4th ...

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