Special Events and Appearances

Irish Fair of Minnesota is extra fun thanks to the many special events offered over the weekend.  We have a terrific lineup ready to delight you! Be sure to stop by our special events as you stroll the beautiful grounds of Harriet Island. 
Jimmy Callahan, Senior Guinness Brewery Ambassador will share fun stories and a toast from the Celtic Junction Stage at the Guinness Pub Tent. He will also be sampling Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee. Yum! Times and location coming soon.
Opening Ceremony, Meet the Board and other special guests including the Chicago representatives of the Consulate General of Ireland office. This brief ceremony will include brief remarks from Irish Fair of Minnesota Board Chair, Tom Whelan, Kevin Byrne, CG, and the announcement of the 2021 Curtin Conway Award winner.  12 Noon Saturday at Dun Laoghaire Stage (near Pavilion) 
Kevin Byrne, Consulate General, Sarah Keating, Vice-Consul and Caiti Houlihan, Visa Officer from Chicago will be available at the Celtic Journeys Tent from  2-4:30 pm Saturday and 12-3 pm Sunday.  
  • Cultural Displays - The History of Ireland in 10 words and Out In Ireland. 
  • Best Legs in a Kilt Contest.
  • ZeroK "race" at Croke Park Sports Field  2pm Saturday and Sunday.  Get a t-shirt, a beer and bragging rights without breaking a sweat! Tickets available in advance or onsite. irishfair.com/tickets
  • Native Dog Parade  10 am Saturday and 11 am Sunday. Starts at Croke Park Sports Field