St. Patrick's Day Austin 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020 from Noon to 6:00 pm at Pioneer Farms in Austin

Because of the potential spread of COVID-19 

our 2020 event has been canceled.  See you in 2021! 

An authentic display of Irish culture and pride! Austin's best Irish Celebration!

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The St. Patrick's Day Austin is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!  A commitment to authentic Irish culture.  No green beer (just the finest Irish imports in the color the Irish gods intended) and no leprechauns!  Come for fierce Irish tradition and fun for the whole family!

CELTIC CULTURAL CENTER OF TEXAS

Our Entertainment

International and Local Stars of Celtic Music on Two Covered Stages, Rain or Shine!

The Prodigals is an American Irish punk band that started in 1997. Calling their genre of music "jig punk", the Prodigals fall within a tradition epitomized by the Pogues and Black 47, merging traditional Celtic melodic roots with rock rhythms. 

THE PRODIGALS

The four accomplished musicians that form this spritely Irish musical group from Austin, Texas together create a rich and captivating sound full of energy. The Here & Now keep tradition at the heart of their music with their albums being met with high regard in traditional music.

THE HERE AND NOW 

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 CLICKETY CLOGGERS

The Celtic Cowboy's Youth Gaelic Football Assoc. will be signing up new youth members in their info booth in the vendor area as well as presenting Gaelic Football and Hurling skills in the South Field.  Watch exhibition games throughout the day too! Full schedule on the schedule page.

Youth Gaelic Football Association 

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.

THE SILVER THISTLE PIPES AND DRUMS

Austin's own top Irish trad stars, Jeff Moore and Jon Milton are joined by one of Dublin's (and now NYC's) finest accordion players, James Keane. Keane is a seminal Irish player and master artist - one of the few true keepers of the pure drop tradition.

JAMES KEANE, JEFF MOORE, JON MILTON

We welcome back Kieron as our Master of Ceremonies off the back of his third appearance as Voice actor for "Hoark the Haggard" in the "How to Train a Dragon" franchise. Kieron is certain to liven up a crowd with his wit and charm.

KIERON ELLIOTT - MC

Guinness, Smithwick, and other Irish imports on tap along cider and local craft beer.  Food vendors from traditional fish and chips to carnival fare like funnel cakes and corn dogs will be available!  

TRADITIONAL FOODS AND DRINKS

The Selkie Girls are one of the premier Folk and Celtic music acts in the South. , The band has toured throughout the States, never failing to captivate audiences with their unique instrumentation, lush harmonies, and dynamic arrangements. 

SELKIE GIRLS  

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! Always a festival favorite, do not miss their energy filled performance! 

INISHFREE AUSTIN IRISH DANCERS

Experience a menagerie of animals on display at the festival.  The animals will be located at the front area of the festival and free to observe.  For $5.00 Camels and Critters Petting Zoo allows you inside with the animals along with feed. 

CAMELS AND CRITTERS PETTING ZOO

Take a relaxing ride around the historic acres of Pioneer Farms in your choice of a tractor pulled hayride or a horse drawn waggonette.  Sites include a Tonkawa Camp,  a German homestead,  a Texian farm and more. Adults $5 Kids $3. 

HAYRIDES AND CARRIAGE RIDES

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit www.nowplayingaustin.com.

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