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Big Irish Fair and Musicfest

About 2 year(s) ago by Ayres Hotels

Sláinte! Long Beach will be celebrating all things Irish at its 2016 Big Irish Fair and Musicfest. Grab a pint of Guinness and Irish step dance along to incredible music from the Emerald Island at Long Beach’s El Dorado Regional Park from Saturday, June 18th to Sunday, June 19th. It’s the biggest and greatest Irish celebration in Southern California. The festival celebrates every facet of Irish culture from music to pub life to Irish spirituality throughout the two-day extravaganza.

Irish music and band subgenres:

· Pub & Folk

· Harp & Fiddle

· Dance & sing-a-longs

· Irish rock

· Grand parades

· Bag pipe bands

· Irish step dancing

Music headliner bands include:

· The Fenians

· Emmet Cahill of Celtic Thunder

· The Humble Hooligans

· Chloe Agnew

· Ken O’Malley & Twilight Lords

· Kris Colt

· Merry Wives of Windsor

· Yelpy

· Sportive Tricks

· Brick Top Blaggers

· The Rose and the Clover

· Peatheads

· Craic in the Scone

· Kets of Whiskey

· The Spirited Lads

For sports’ fans, look forward to Gaelic football and Irish hunting. As there is free admission for children, the little ones have a lot of events to enjoy as well. The children can join the kids’ Irish play village, the red haired kid contest, and freckled face kid contest. The entire family can also immerse into the historic Irish village and experience authentic, Celtic culture at its very root.

Other notable Big Irish Fair and Musicfest’s special events will be:

· Arts and crafts

· Irish and Scottish shops

· Irish art and photo show

· Irish dog show

· Irish flag parade

· Heraldry booths

· Sheep herding show

· Sword fights

· Tara village

The Southern Californian Irish fair will also be hosting both open-air Catholic and non-denominational Protestant masses at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19th in the meadows.

An adult admission ticket at the gate costs $20. for one day and $29.00 for two days. There are also senior and student tickets for $16.00 at the gate. Purchase tickets online in advance for additional savings.

The Irish Fair Foundation strives to preserve Irish culture in Southern California and does so in a grand way with its 2016 Big Irish Fair and Festival. Come, have a pint, and be merry. It’s a lovely day for a Guinness.

Ayres Hotel Seal Beach is a ten-minute drive to El Dorado Regional Park where the festival takes place.

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