2016 Irish Festival - Schedule of Events

Festival Program (5MB)

Opening Concert: Dallahan

Friday, September 30, 2016 8:00pm

Varsity Center For The Arts
418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Directions and Parking

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for active military and students, and $5 for children under 12. They may be purchased in advance on this site, or at the door. Valid ID must be presented for active military and student discounts. Purchase now.

Celtic Fair

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:30am-6:30pm

Walker's Bluff
326 Vermont Rd.
Carterville, IL 62918

Directions and Parking

Admission to the festival grounds will be $10 per adult, and free for children under 18. Lawn chairs are encouraged! Visit Walker's Bluff for more information about the venue.



Wee Heavies

The Brianna Brown Band

Buckley & Walsh


The Dorians

Roisin Dubh

Heartstrings Ensemble

The Southern Illinois Irish Festival began in 1997 by Charles Fanning, Director of the Southern Ilinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program, as a Celebration of Irish American Music. Overwhelming response to this event prompted individuals in the community to organize the 1998 festival, which attracted 1000 participants... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Dallahan in Concert:

September 30, 2016

Celtic Fair:

October 1-2, 2016

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Mailing Address: Southern Illinois Irish Festival
PO Box 3276
Carbondale, IL 62902-3276

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