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2019 South Buffalo Irish Festival

The South Buffalo Irish Festival has become a staple annual event, not just for people who live in the neighborhood, but for anyone who loves Irish culture. Each year, this festival grows, with more stages and bands, more dancers, pipers, a business expo, kids’ activities, and of course lots of food and beer options. Co-orchestrator Paul Blake said that his team is keeping busy keeping up with the growing number of acts, and the throngs of people that attend year after year.

“We here at Can You Dig It, inc. (organizers of the South Buffalo Irish Festival and South Buffalo Porchfest) are very excited to host the South Buffalo Irish Festival this Saturday, September 7th in Cazenovia Park from 11am to 10:30pm. This will be the 19th year for the festival, and it will be better than ever!” said Blake. “We pride ourselves on offering a great cultural festival as well as a community gathering. This event historically has brought over 5,000 members of the community together to celebrate each year. This FREE family event truly has something for everyone – in addition to offering Irish music and dance all day, many of the local Irish cultural organizations will be in attendance, as well as many of the our local restaurants and businesses. This year, we have:

  • Two stages hosting ten bands, including Larry Kirwan of Irish band Black 47 fame! Padraig Stevens with Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors, and our return co-headliners, Emish, as well as many other local and regional bands.
  • Two Irish dance troupes
  • Pipers
  • Kids Zone with its own stage, rock climbing wall and other activities
  • A Session area where local musicians can gather to play traditional Irish session tunes
  • A Business Expo which allows local businesses to showcase their services and come face to face with the community
  • Food from many local restaurants such as Imperial Pizza, Blackthorn, Brick Oven Bistro, Potters Field, Conlon’s, Cantina 62, KupKates, Abbott Ice Cream just to name a few.
  • And of course we will also have the Guinness trailer there, and many other options Such as Bud and Labatt Blue.

The sun will definitely be shining upon South Buffalo this Saturday.

“We hope everyone comes out to enjoy a full day of music, culture, and community this Saturday at Caz Park!” – Blake

South Buffalo Irish Festival will be held Saturday from 11am-10:30pm in Caz park.

See Facebook event.

See performance schedule.

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, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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