About Irish Fair

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The Irish Fair of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating Irish culture and our community.  Each year we host an Irish Arts Week with a variety of lectures, classes, readings, historical tours and more.  In the second week-end of August, we hold a major festival where we invite you to join us for a celebration of all things Irish with music, dance, family activities and good craic!  Throughout the year, follow us on social media to learn about other events and opportunities to get your Irish on!

Our annual 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 our events and other donations are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting our Irish & Celtic cultural community. Our organization has an executive director, a volunteer board of directors and is primarily volunteer driven and supported by people throughout the state. Please consider joining our volunteer team or donating to our cause. 

Dates and Hours

The 2021 Irish Fair of Minnesota will run Friday, August 13: 3pm - 11pm, Saturday, August 14: 10am - 11pm, Sunday, August 15: 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.