About Irish Fair

The Irish Fair of Minnesota in Saint Paul from Irish Fair on Vimeo.

The Irish Fair of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization with 10 board members that are dedicated to promoting and celebrating Irish culture and our community.This year, we invite you to join us at Harriet Island Regional Park, on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, for a celebration of all things Irish with music, dance, family activities and good craic!

Our festival is recognized as one of the most family-friendly events in the Twin Cities, one of the largest and most authentic Irish festivals nationwide and an amazingly great time. Come by, listen to the music, watch the dancers, and even enjoy a pint or two!

All proceeds from the festival are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting our Irish and Celtic cultural community. The festival and organization is volunteer driven and supported by people throughout the state. Please consider joining our volunteer team or donating to our Legacy Fund.

Dates and Hours

The 2020 Irish Fair of Minnesota will run Friday, August 7: 3pm - 11pm, Saturday, August 8: 10am - 11pm, Sunday, August 9: 10am - 7pm 

Our Mission & Values

Mission Statement

To promote and cultivate Irish culture and preserve a rich heritage of traditions for future generations.

Vision Statement

The Irish Fair of Minnesota provides expression for all things Irish and links the past, present and future of Irish culture in Minnesota.


  • Authentic. We believe the more Irish we are, the more universal our appeal becomes.
  • Relevant. We strive to preserve a rich heritage of traditions that are relevant to today’s audiences.
  • Fun. Creating a fun experience for volunteers and audiences alike is our top priority.
  • Quality. Maintain a high standard in Fair programs and operations.