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The 32nd Annual Buffalo Irish Festival

601743_585485028152310_1555084373_nFor the second year in a row the Buffalo Irish Festival will be held at Canalside. In its 32nd year, the festival recently relocated to the waterfront in order to take advantage of the growing amenities that the Inner Harbor site offers. From August 23-25, Canalside will come alive with music performances on three stages, and if you think that’s enough to bring out the Irish in all of us, the live music is just the beginning:

The festival will also include:

• A kick-off parade featuring flags from the 32 counties in Ireland around Niagara Square.
• Traditional Irish music, folk music, step and set-dancing
• An original historic theater production from O’Connell & Company
• Genealogy experts
• Exclusively Irish goods and crafts from nearly 30 individual vendors
• Irish authors and book signings
• Traditional Irish foods and beverages

Festival hours: 

Friday, August 23 — 5pm-11pm
Saturday, August 24 — Noon-11pm
Sunday, August 25 — Noon-9pmAdmission: $10 adults, $8 children 4-12 and seniors (children under 4 are free). Admission prices are subject to change…

Presale tickets available at the Shannon Pub, Buffalo Brew Pub, Darcy McGee’s and Tara Gift Shoppe, as well as all Wegman’s stores.

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • buffguy

    This event is a total ripoff, sorry. You pay a hefty entrance fee and then pay premium price for beer and food.
    You’d be better off getting a drink at Liberty Hound and watching all the drunk idiots from a safe distance.

  • Ivan putski jr

    buffguy agreed….I use to work it back when it was in Lancaster at Weimer’s grove….it was a ripoff then too but at least it had some charm to it. Townsell and his partner Abe are laughing all the way to the bank on this….free enterprise I guess….if people keep going why lower the prices….Liberty Hound is not exactly a bargain either…but I guess like Schimschacks in Peekin, NY….you pay for the view, not for the food