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Kansas City Irish Fest celebrates 10 years! Labor Day weekend!

Posted August 25, 2012 11:16am by Kiran

Labor Day is around the corner and that means it’s time for Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center Square! Did you know that Irish Fest is one of the nation’s three largest Irish Festivals?!? Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits. The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock, and runs August 31 – Sept. 2, 2012.

The massive Kid’s Area this year will focus on activities surrounding Ireland’s great commodity – the Potato!  Activities for kids include:

  • Coloring Contest
  • Wishing Well
  • Irish Fest Bingo
  • Oddball interactive tent
  • temporary tattoos
  • Face painting
  • Music, dancing and food!!

$5 Friday tickets. $10 advance Saturday or Sunday tickets, $15 at the gate on Saturday/Sunday, $25 advance three-day (weekend pass) tickets. Festival hours: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Call 816-997-0837 or KCIrishFest.com for more info.

Irish Fest Winners! Congratulations!

Posted August 29, 2011 12:06pm by Kiran

Alicia Espinosa and Sarah Brame…come on down!  You are the two lucky winners of our latest giveaway!  You will each receive a 4-pack of admission tickets to this weekend’s Kansas City Irish Fest.  Be looking for an email from me with details. It’s looking like the weather is going to be great!

Thanks to all who entered.  If you didn’t win, you can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or you can get them at the gate at Crown Center. Remember, it’s September 2, 3 and 4, 2011!  Have a fun and safe Labor Day holiday, readers.  We’ll let you know about other KC-area Labor Day happenings later in the week.

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Labor Day Weekend is upon us! The unofficial end of summer…but there are still LOTS of great kids’ activities in Kansas City over the next few days. Family-friendly entertainment, great, GREAT weather and a three day weekend – can’t beat that!

Here are a few things to think about checking out:

Friday, August 29, 2008

  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Fargo, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, KCKS – this is the last T-Bones homestand of the summer! Don’t miss it! – tonight is Star Wars Night!
  • American Idols Live at Sprint Center, 7pm – umm, David Cook and the other David too!
  • Friday Night Family Fun, Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch – 7pm
  • Kansas City Irish Fest, 5 pm – 11pm, Crown Center Square and Washington Square Park at Grand and Pershing – Three days of music, dancing, food and exhibits – great kids’ area and children’s stage – FREE FOR KIDS UNDER 12!!
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – entertainment, food, crafts, rides and more! – thru Sept. 1

Saturday, August 30, 2008

  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Fargo, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, KCKS – Fireworks Show tonight!
  • Sprint Family Fun Days – Power and Light District, downtown Kansas City, MO – 10am to 2pm – Radio Disney and lots of Kids’ activities!
  • American Idols Live at Sprint Center, 7pm – another chance to see David Cook!
  • Kansas City Irish Fest, 11am – 11pm, Crown Center Square and Washington Square Park at Grand and Pershing – Three days of music, dancing, food and exhibits – great kids’ area and children’s stage – FREE FOR KIDS UNDER 12!!
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – entertainment, food, crafts, rides and more! – thru Sept. 1
  • See a Movie, See Kansas CityFantasia 2000 – Budd Park, St. John Ave. & Budd Park Esplanade, Kansas City, MO @ dusk
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS – opening this weekend! HOT TIP: Donate 5 cans of food for Harvesters at the box office and BUY ONE ADMISSION, GET ONE FREE

Sunday, August 31, 2008

  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Fargo, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, KCKS
  • Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – entertainment, food, crafts, rides and more! – thru Sept. 1
  • Pops in the Park, Kansas City Symphony at Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, 7pm – “Instrument Petting Zoo” starts at 5:30pm – bring your picnic dinner along with chairs and blankets!
  • Kansas City Irish Fest, 11am – 11pm, Crown Center Square and Washington Square Park at Grand and Pershing – Three days of music, dancing, food and exhibits – great kids’ area and children’s stage – FREE FOR KIDS UNDER 12!!
  • Jordan Pruitt (she’s one of those Disney teens, we think…) live at Worlds of Fun tonight!
  • Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS – HOT TIP: Donate 5 cans of food for Harvesters at the box office and BUY ONE ADMISSION, GET ONE FREE – open weekends from August 30 thru October 13

Monday, September 1, 2008

In other news, this is the last weekend for the Moneyville Children’s Exhibit at Crown Center, the Dangerous and Daring Exhibit for Kids exhibit at the Toy and Miniature Museum and the Bodies exhibit at Union Station.

And don’t forget that September has a host of great Kansas City area fairs and festivals. Old Settlers Days, Jesse James Festival, the Kansas State Fair and more! Check out the whole list in our Fairs and Festivals article.

Have a fabulous and safe Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City!