Pittsburgh Irish Festival – September 9th – 11th, 2011

Celebrate your Irish heritage at this year’s Pittsburgh Irish Festival.

This end of summer get-together spans three days and features an amazing roster of Emerald Isle-inspired things to see and do, including dance, live music, art, Gaelic lore, storytelling, and traditional food & drink.

Also known as the “halfway to Saint Paddy’s Day festival”, this exciting, family-friendly celebration is held at the Riverplex (at Sandcastle), close to the scenic Waterfront area…

Headline acts for the festival’s main stage include Gaelic Storm, the Makem and Spain Brothers, and the Screaming Orphans – these headliners are just a sampling of the amazing performers chosen as this year’s live entertainment.

To add fun to this traditional Irish fest, organizers have also added an Irish Dog display area, complete with all manner of true Gaelic canines; festival-goers can also enjoy a Genealogy Pavilion (where they can trace their own Irish family trees!), an Irish marketplace, and a fun kiddie’s area…

This festival is jam-packed with great activities, and it promises to be an unforgettable outing for all attendees.

If you’re planning to be in the Pittburgh area next weekend, make your visit more memorable by adding a little Irish spirit to your weekend plans – visit the Pittsburgh Irish Festival website for more information.