About the Irish Fair of Minnesota Organization

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

About Irish Fair

The Irish Fair of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating Irish culture and our community. Every second weekend of August,  we invite everyone 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 learn more about Irish culture and "get yer 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. 

All proceeds from our events and other donations are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting our Irish & Celtic cultural and other immigrant communities. Our organization is primarily volunteer driven and has an event manager, a volunteer board of directors and is supported by people throughout the state. Please consider joining our volunteer team or donating to our cause.  We are currently seeking new board members so hop over to our Get Involved page to learn more. 

Click here to view our leadership team.

Our Mission & Values

Mission Statement

To promote, cultivate and preserve Irish culture, past and present, and provide educational opportunities that foster a diverse community and appreciation of all cultures. 

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.

Curtin Conway Award

The award is presented annually by the Irish Fair of Minnesota for outstanding service to the Irish cultural community in Minnesota. It is named after Leah Curtin and Roger Conway, founders of the festival. Click here to view past recipients of the award.

Irish Fair of Minnesota is a proud member of the Association of Irish & Celtic Festivals