Celebrating all things Irish

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Wearing the colors: Plenty of merchants sell items during Irish Fest at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest . | Brett Roseman~For Sun-Times Media

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What: The 2013 Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest

When: Friday, May 24, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 25, 2 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 1 to 11 p.m. (with Mass at 11:30 a.m.); and Monday, May 27, 1 to 8 p.m.

Where: Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest

Cost: Admission is $15 for adults, and $12 for adults 65 and older and kids 4-12 years of age. Admission for the first hour each day is $10. Additional online specials are a four-day pass for $27 if ordered by May 23, and daily passes for $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and kids 4-12, if ordered by May 19. Parking is free.

More information: Call Gaelic Park at 708.687.9323 or go online to www.chicagogaelicparkirishfest.org.


Gaelic football and hurling. Ceili dancing. Dog and pony exhibits. Carnival rides. Lots and lots of music. It must be time for Chicago Gaelic Park’s Irish Fest. The fest, which marks the unofficial start of the summer season, is the premier music festival hosting a full roster of live Irish music over Memorial Day weekend. A Chicago area tradition for all ages, the indoor/outdoor Fest not only brings the best of contemporary and traditional Irish music headliners to six lively stages, but also features a host of attractions, special events for children, shopping, free parking and Irish cultural exhibits all surrounded by food and refreshments over four days, May 24-27, at one low price.