About Irish Fest New Orleans


Irish Fest New Orleans is proudly presented by the Irish Fest New Orleans Board. The Board changes from year to year, but we are all Irish business owners in and around New Orleans. We love this city and are proud that the Irish culture is alive and well in New Orleans. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Irish Fest New Orleans is a family friendly event. 2018 will be our fifth annual Irish Fest New Orleans.

Irish Fest New Orleans is held every September at the Kingsley House, located at 1600 Constance St, New Orleans, LA.

Irish Fest is always looking for volunteers! Volunteers get into the festival free. Please contact us at irishfestnola@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.


A pony in festive Irish accessories

At Irish Fest New Orleans you can expect to experience:

  • The finest Irish food
  • Fantastic Irish music
  • Great vendors
  • An all-day Irish dance competition (feis) and grade exams
  • A children’s play area
  • Irish dance lessons
  • Ceili bands and ceili stage
  • Irish cooking contest
  • Irish dance contest (not a part of the day long feis – this one is just for fun)
  • Kilt runway show
  • Bagpipers
  • Lectures from local experts
Irish Fest banner flies in front of the Kingsley House

The Children’s Area includes:

  • Pony rides
  • Face painting
  • Cake walk
  • Crafts
  • Science experiments
  • Petting area with mini-goats and mini-rabbits 
The entrance to Irish Fest New Orleans
Girl enjoying a ride on a pony
Girls with their Irish dance trophies

We are looking for volunteers for the 2018 festival! Volunteers get free admission to the festival and lots of other benefits!

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