PRESS RELEASE

45th Annual Big Irish Fair & MusicFest
NEW LOCATION
Where:  The GREAT PARK, Irvine, CA  

6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618 
Close to where the 5, 405 and 133 Freeway’s and the AMTRAK Irvine Station.

When:  Saturday   11am to 9:00 pm

Sunday between   10: am and 7:00 pm

*Sunday between   09:45 am and 11:00. For the food drive.

 

June 9 & 10, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

PR Contact:  Allyn Anderson 949 489-1172 e-mail: allyn@irishfair.org

See Website:  www.irishfair.org
 

This Family Fun Festival features 16 entertainment areas with over 1000 performers providing the Fair visitor with hundreds of musicians, dancers, and bagpipes, plus sports, dogs, sheep, performers, and plenty of booths featuring imported Irish goods and displays.

 

Leading the way are top Irish bands that include, direct from Ireland, The Young Dubliners, the Fenians, Sligo Rags, The Humble Hooligans, Cillian’s Bridge, Craic in the Stone along with several more other Irish Bands and traditional music to sooth the soul. 

 

And of course, an Irish Fair wouldn’t be complete without those wonderful Traditional Irish Step Dancers that we have all came to love from those "Riverdance" performances.  And to round out the Fair, there will be those heart-pounding bagpipe bands and the big colorful Parade of the Irish, as well as all those costumed, flag-carrying characters of the Fair marching through the grounds.  There’ll be the mighty wolfhounds, ancient Irish warriors, and of course the lovely Rose and her Court. ‘It’s all a sight to behold, and one not to miss! 

But there’s more:  Children’s Leprechaun Kingdom with its games, rides, Irish Story Telling and contests, featuring Freckle Face Kid, Red Haired Kid, and an Irish Baby contest.  And not to leave out the old guys, there’ll be a Knobby Knees contest (oops, well, women can enter too, if they dare). All and all, it’s a fun time for the whole family. and yes, this year there will be plenty of Guinness, along with great Irish foods and beverages provided by Hennessey’s Taverns.  So, get set for a big Irish weekend at the Big Irish Fair &Music festival in Irvine’s Great Park…Free paved parking.
                                                                  

ADMISSION AND DISCOUNTS.

Adult  Admission is $25.  Adv. Sales on eTix $20. or www.irishfair.org
Seniors 62+ and Students $20. Discount.  Adv. Sales on buy eTix $17.00
Adult Two Day Ticket $35.   Discount.  Adv. Sales on buy eTix $33.00
Children 12 years old and under are FREE.
when accompanied by an adult.

 

Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance though
 “eTIX” online on the Irish Fair web site

 

MILITARY FREE The Irish Fair’s salute to our troops and their families.

The Irish Fair will admit free of charge all active duty military personal, along with their immediate families.  ID required.
 

FOOD FOR THE NEEDY: $4.00 off full adult Adm. when you bring 5 cans of food for those in need, SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK will provide large barrels to place the can's in on Sunday between   09:45 am and 11:00. For the food drive.

We encourage everyone to contribute even if you come later.

Church Services at the fair.  (Note: paid admission to the Fair is required) ​
ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS SERVICES, Location: Shamrock Bowl Sunday, 10am - 11am

​INTERDENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT SERVICE. Location: Emerald Bowl Sunday. 10am - 11am

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE FAIR

See directions on web site:
 https://www.irishfair.org/directions-and-map

 

5 North

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Left

  2. Turn Right at Great Park Blvd.

  3. Turn Right at Ridge Valley

  4. Left turn on 8th

  5. Follow the road signs to Parking

405 North

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue
    and turn Right

  2. Turn Right at Great Park Blvd.

  3. Turn Right at Ridge Valley

  4. Left turn on 8th

  5. Follow the road signs to Parking

5 South

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Left

  2. Turn Right at Great Park Blvd.

  3. Turn Right at Ridge Valley

  4. Left turn on 8th

  5. Follow the road signs to Parking

405 South

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Left

  2. Turn Right at Great Park Blvd.

  3. Turn Right at Ridge Valley

  4. Left turn on 8th

  5. Follow the road signs to Parking



  6. NOTE: Do not turn on to the 133 toll road, there is no  exit to the park and you'll end up paying a toll and then find your way back to Sand Cyn. and the entrance to the Fair.

 

Note. Do Not Turn onto the 133 N