Our EntertainmentInternational and Local Stars of Celtic Music on Two Covered Stages, Rain or Shine!
Liz Carroll and Jeff Moore
Irish American fiddler Liz Carroll has long been known as a master of Irish traditional music. An all-Ireland fiddle champion and National Heritage Award-winner, and Grammy nominee joins with Austin's own leading Irish guitarist Jeff Moore!
The Máirtín de Cógáin Project
The pride of Carrigaline, Ireland, Máirtín de Cógáin returns with an amazing lineup of musicians including Gabriel Donohue, Karen Mal, and Pete Polansky.
A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that has described as "frenetic bluegrass" with a "punk spirit".
SILVER THISTLE PIPES AND DRUMS
Silver Thistle is a non-profit organization which brings Scottish piping and drumming to the central Texas area. Silver Thistle was formed in 1977 and provides bagpipes and drumming lessons for people of all ages.
Inishfree Austin Irish Dancers
Austin's top Irish dance school will be at the Fest and it is a great opportunity to find out how you or your child can get involved in learning Irish dance!
A dance club composed of Central Texans who perform a uniquely American dance form that is rooted in traditional Appalachian-style clogging - but with a decidedly modern flair.
The Capital City Men’s Chorus
The Capital City Men's Chorus is an all-male chorus. It is the longest, continually running men's chorus in the city. Participation by singing as well as non-singing membership is encouraged!
A special St. Paddy's Day menu including Fish n Chips, Irish Po'Boys, Corned Beef &Cabbage. Irish beers will be on tap including Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks. No green beer, it'll be the color God and Arthur Guinness intended.
The Gaelic League will be offering a free intro to Irish language workshop from 4pm-5pm in the Ainsworth House (across from the outdoor stage next to the Dance Hall. Fun for all ages!
Laser Tag is an exciting combination of tag and hide & seek with a little Star Trek thrown in for good measure. Players compete in teams to find and tag their opponents using high-tech lasers. Obstacles on the battlefield create opportunities to hide and ambush opponents.
GAMES2U VIDEO GAME THEATER
This state-of-the-art video game experience features Guitar Hero, Madden Football, Call of Duty, and more on huge plasma screens in a climate-controlled gaming utopia, from 12pm to 6:00pm.
Standing in the center of 3 steel rings that rotate inside one another, you'll go round and round and upside down without getting dizzy. From 12pm to 6:00pm.