Harps, fiddles and storytelling. You’ll discover them all – plus dance, food and vendors – at the North Texas Irish Festival. One of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S., the family friendly event happens at Fair Park from March 4-6. DART takes you right to the fun and shenanigans.
The festival is known far and wide as a premier venue for traditional Celtic music – and this year’s theme, “40 Shades of Green,” recognizes the rich culture of Irish music and the organic growth of this tradition right here in North Texas. Horse shows, sheepherding demonstrations, and beer and whiskey tastings are some other ways the festival celebrates the Emerald Isle.
Also returning this year is the North Texas Irish Festival Fun Run, a non-timed 5K fun run course completely inside of the beautiful grounds of historic Fair Park, on Saturday, March 5, at 8 a.m. This family-friendly fun run is perfect for runners or walkers of any age or ability.
If you plan to come on Friday night, you’re in luck! Admission for the festival is FREE on Friday from 6-7 p.m. and $10 after 7 p.m. A one-day ticket is $25 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday at the gate, while a weekend pass is $40. Discount tickets are available at area Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores for $15 for a one-day ticket. Children 11 and under are FREE when accompanied by adult family member. Seniors over 65 or current military members (with valid military ID) receive $5 off all gate prices. Purchase tickets online here.
Get on the Green Line (appropriately enough) and head to Fair Park Station to get your Irish on – no Irish lineage required! If your entire trip begins after noon, don’t forget that you can buy a P.M. Pass instead of a Day Pass and pay less. Learn more at DART.org/fares.