Annapolis Irish Festival

SATURDAY, May 4, 2024, 11am – 9pm
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General’s Highway, Crownsville, MD

We are excited to announce a new date for the Annapolis Irish Festival!  Join us for music and dancing on 3 stages throughout the day!

New this year – the Guinness mile at 3:30pm.  Also check out our Whiskey tasting tent from 1-6pm as well as 20 Irish themed vendors.

Admission includes entrance and free parking to the event.  This is a family friendly event, with lots of great music, activities, and good food and drink!

Children under 12 are free but will still need a Children’s ticket.

Tickets are non-refundable. No pets allowed!

Download our printable map and schedule.

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(Includes Beer & Wine, Lite Fare/Snacks, VIP Parking, Private Bathrooms and more!)
$135 Individual/ $250 Couple (VIP Online Only)
General Admission $25 Online ($30 at the door)
Children 12 and under (ticket required) Free
Whiskey Tasting Tent (Admission ticket required) $10 Online ($15 at the door)


Things to Do Time
Festival Doors Open 11:00am
Check out our flip boxes below for more activities
Enclosed Axe Throwing 11:00am – close
Opening Ceremonies to include Irish Dancers and Caledonian Pipes & Drums 11:05am – Main Stage
Poehemia 11:30am – 12:30pm, Main Stage
O’Grady Quinlan School of Dance 12:30pm – 1:00pm, Heritage Stage
Dublin 5 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Main Stage
Hunt School of Irish Dance 2:00pm – 2:30pm, Heritage Stage
Best Red Head Contest 2:15pm – 2:20pm, Main Stage
Gaelic Mishap 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Main Stage
Maple School of Dance 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Heritage Stage
Guinness Mile 3:30pm – 4:15pm, Lower Field
Tan & Sober Gentlemen 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Main Stage
Kaitlyn Likas 5:00pm – 5:30pm, Heritage Stage
Best Leg… Men in Kilts Contest 5:00pm – 5:15pm, Main Stage
The Devil’s Brigade 5:30pm – 6:45pm, Main Stage
Kavanagh Porter Academy 6:45pm – 7:15pm, Heritage Stage
The Elders 7:15pm – 9:00pm, Main Stage
Festival ends. Drive safely! 9:00pm

*Schedule subject to change. Sign up for competitions at the ABC Events Tent


Check out our beer list!
Check out our Vendors!
Best Legs in a Kilt
Best Red Head
and More!
(Register at the ABC Events Tent)
Axe Throwing
Kids Zone
Whiskey Tasting
Guinness Mile
Highland Games
Stay tuned for more!
Other Food Items
Other Food Items
Other food varieties include:
Sally's Cotton Candy
Sweet Satisfaction
Kona Ice
Green Island Bakery
Stay tuned for more!

2023 Food Vendors

Green Valley
Lisa’s Luncheonette
Hot and Fresh Grill

Killarney House
Aunt Titty’s
BBQ Bueno

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do tickets cost and where can I purchase them?

General admission is $25 online ($30 at the door) and kids under 12 are free with ticket and paying adult.  VIP tickets are also available.  We suggest that tickets be purchased online.  Don’t get left out.  Get your tickets early!

Does admission include "all-you-can-drink"?

No, admission does not include beverages.

Is there food available?

Food vendors will be in operation at the Annapolis Irish Festival.  General Admission does not include food.

Is there a dress code or prohibited attire?

Profanity or obscene gestures/references on any part of visible clothing/jackets/hats etc is not allowed.  Attendee will be asked to remove items and/or refused admittance.  Refunds will not be given.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the county fairgrounds.

Are coolers or outside food allowed?

No, but there are lots of great food vendors to choose from.

Are chairs or pop-up tents allowed?

Pop-up tents are not allowed. Camping and low beach chairs may be set up in the lawn area, but there is plenty of seating around the festival.

Are tickets refundable?

No, all ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

What is the Cancellation Policy in case of inclement weather?

The Annapolis Irish Festival operates rain or shine, so no refunds will be available for inclement weather.

Is the festival handicap accessible?

The fairground is accessible for wheelchairs but is not encouraged due to the terrain.

Where is the festival located?

The festival is located at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.

1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032

Less thank 5 miles north of the Annapolis Mall on Rt. 178.

Please use the main entrance on General’s Hwy and follow directions from law enforcement and parking volunteers.

Can you recommend transportation?

Transportation options are available from Annapolis Taxi Service – (443) 995-1400

Can you recommend any hotels in the area?

There are many hotels in the area.


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