The Irish Fair is of Minnesota is a free event and requires no tickets! However, we do have a few ticketed events throughout the year.
Join us as we host a boat cruise down the Mississippi River aboard Padelford Riverboats! This 2-1/2 hour cruise down the Mississippi will have entertainment by Unwelcome Visitors and Paddywagon. Enjoy brisket sandwiches for purchase and $3 Big Gingers and Angry Orchard cider. Finnegans will be there sampling their newest brews!
Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase while enjoying the Mississippi River. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $40 at the door. *This event is 21+
Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m.
Launch at 7 p.m.
Boat to return to the dock by 9:30 p.m.
Thanks to our partners Finnegans, Angry Orchard, 2 Gingers, and Cara Irish Pubs!
The Irish Fair Kickoff Party is a fundraiser for the Irish Fair of Minnesota: helping to keep it the largest FREE Irish celebration in the country. is a free event and requires no tickets! However, we do have a few ticketed events throughout the year.
This year's Kickoff Party will feature live music by Belfast Cowboys and Aoife Scott! Your ticket includes all your beverages for the evening.
When: Thursday, August 10th. 7-10pm
Where: Pub Tent- Harriet Island in Saint Paul
Tickets: This is a 21+ ticketed event. Advance tickets are $30 through August 9th and $40 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online.
Join the Irish Fair of Minnesota as we start our weekend of festivities with the opening of our new Celtic Kitchen. Join us Friday night, August 11th, for food and fun at our inaugural Celtic Kitchen event. Not only will there be samplings of 6 authentic Irish dishes, you can meet some of our amazing chefs, enjoy live music, and satisfy your inner foodie.
Only 100 tickets available for this exclusive Friday night event so grab yours today!
Doors open for this special event at 7pm (on Friday August 11, 2017).
The Celtic Kitchen is located just outside the pavilion on Harriet Island and will be open throughout the Irish Fair weekend, August 11-13, for food demonstrations, Food Fight chef competitions, and more.
We hope to see you there! Purchase tickets online.
Join us at the seventh annual Zero K. Everyone ties for first place!
For those of you who don't enjoy running, the Zero-K is the perfect race for you! Located on the sports field, the start and finish lines are a mere three feet apart. This means no hills, stairs or heavy exertion! Everyone ties for first, winning a cold pint, a snack and a t-shirt at the finish line. Be sure to register for this lively fundraiser to help keep the Fair free. There is only one rule: NO RUNNING!
The race will have two available times that occur on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 at 2 p.m.
Register in advance online for $20 or pay $30 at the event. T-shirt are unisex and range from small to 3X.
The Hospitality Tent at the Irish Fair of Minnesota is a great place to entertain clients or visiting family or catch up with other members of the community. Located in a prime location with abundant seating in the shade, and a great view of the main stage fairgoers can relax and enjoy the fair. Snacks, meals, and beverages are provided throughout the day.
Daily and weekend passes are available. Get your tickets now!
The tent is open: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, and Sunday 11am-7pm.