The 10th Annual Motor City Irish Fest is happening a week earlier this year. Please join us June 7, 8 & 9 2019 at Greenmead Historical Park as we celebrate our 10th year of sharing our Irish heritage and culture.
2019 Festival Preview
2019 marks the 10th annual Motor City Irish Fest and this year promises to be the best one yet. The MCIF will feature over twenty Irish bands (see the music page for links to them), Irish dance groups, pipe & drum bands, a wonderful cultural tent featuring a look back on the MCIF from its beginning in the parking lot of the AOH. Yes our very first festival was held in the old AOH Hall parking lot. The MCIF will also have an awesome children’s area complete with a bounce house, tin whistle lessons, the Kilted Magician, story telling, free beginner Irish dance lessons, arts and crafts, story tellers, face painters and more.
Come hungry because the MCIF has great food vendors including the World Famous Fish & Chips from the Claddagh Irish Pub. Plus bangers & mash, corned beef sandwiches, pizza, burgers & fries, ice cream among all the other tempting possibilities.
We now have pubs in the main music tents so you won’t have to miss your favorite band while grabbing an ice cold pint of Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp, Bud Light or hard cider. If you enjoy Irish Whiskey, our Whiskey tent is a great place to use as a meeting place with your friends and have a wee taste of our premium Irish Whiskey selections. The Motor City Irish Festival will feature scheduled Whiskey Tastings all 3 days. These tastings are always popular and feature some of the most premium Irish Whiskeys available, so be sure to get your tickets early.
If you like to shop, the MCIF is the place to be. Some of the areas top Irish vendors will be waiting for you with finest Irish themed items such as jewelry, clothing, gifts, novelties and edible goodies. You can see a list of the 2019 vendors on the vendors page.
Our “Zero K” Run was a big success last year and will return bigger and better for 2019. Yes that’s right, for all of us couch potato athletes now is our chance to compete. So start training now.
A traditional Irish Mass will be held on Sunday at noon so please join us.
Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia is the perfect place to host a festival.
All of the above will take place on the grounds of Historic Greenmead in Livonia. Greenmead is a 95 acre park site that was the 1820’s homestead of Michigan Pioneer Joshua Simmons and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you are familiar with the Annual St. Andrew’s Society Highland Games (where you can see the caber toss, stone put, hammer throw, etc) our Irish fest is found at the very same location a little earlier in the year. You can find out more about the exact location on the Location page.
The 2018 Motor City Irish Fest was truly an excellent, memorable festival. But wait! Our 10th Annual MCIF will be even better!
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