"Manhattan Irish Fest" - 2016. March 4th & 5th - Manhattan, IL

"Manhattan Irish Fest" - 2016  

March 4th & 5th - Manhattan, IL

     Manhattan, IL is the place I'm proud to call home.  Manhattan's located smack in the heart of Will County, IL ... and is a town proud of its deep Irish roots. 


     Residents will also tell you that Manhattan is the home of the  "Manhattan Irish Fest", a festival that's been running since 1995.  This long-running Fest will be held once again this year on March 4th & 5th, 2016.  

     Activities for young and old alike are planned for both days of the Fest.  


     This year's Fest is being held in a new location, the new parking lot located just north of Fire Station 81.       


     Some of this year's planned activities are:

     A dance featuring a DJ, held on Friday, March 4th from 6 to 10 pm at the Park District Rec Center.  All ages invited. 

      An Irish Breakfast served at St. Joseph's Parish Center, Saturday, March 5th, 8 - 10:30 am.  Tickets are available at the door ... or by calling the church at:  815.478.3341.

     A special Mass being held at  St. Joseph's Catholic Church, located at  275 W. North Street , on Saturday, March 5th, at 8:30 am. 

     A Craft Fair, sponsored by the Manhattan Woman's Club, held from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 5th at St. Joseph's School.

     The 21st Annual "Manhattan Irish Fest Parade" kicking off at 11:10 am on Saturday, March 5th.  

     A 5K Run preceding the Parade starts at 11 am and follows the parade route.  Info for those wanting to take part can be obtained HERE

     Rugby matches are planned for 1:00 and 3:00 pm at Central Park.  And the Park District Rec Center will once again offer activities for the entire family between the hours of Noon to 9 pm that day.
     Great music is always a huge part of the fun at the "Manhattan Irish Fest".  The scheduled entertainment for 2016 is:  

Friday, March 4th


7 pm


Whiskey of the Damned

8:30 pm


Saturday, March 5th


Emerald Society 

12:15 pm


Sullivan School of Irish Dance

12:45 pm


5k results

1:00 pm


Three Men in Kilts

1:30 pm


John Condron                                

3:00 pm 


Hughes Academy of Irish Dance

4:00 pm 

Finbar McCarthy
4:30 pm

Fest Awards & Announcements
7:00 pm

Red Rebel County 

7:30 pm


    A schedule of all the planned events for the 2016 "Manhattan Irish Fest" can be found HERE!   

     Buttons to "Manhattan Irish Fest" are for sale, in local establishments.  All attendees of the "Manhattan Irish Fest" must obtain Buttons.  Children under 7 years attend FREE of charge, when attending with a paying adult.  

     Attend the 2016 "Manhattan Irish Fest" in Manhattan, IL on March 4th & 5th ...   




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Sounds like so much fun.  The one time of year everyone is Irish.....or at least acts like they are 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

HI Gene... this sure sounds like a lot of fun. This may just be the biggest list of events I've seen for one town. Have fun!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 5 years ago

Gene this is an excellent St Paddy's Day Feat, hope you get to go and participate in all the fun.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 5 years ago

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  The Irish Fest in Manhattan, Illinois is a great fun event to attend.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 5 years ago

Lots of fun Irish Fun at the Manhattan Irish Fest!  So much to offer there is something for everybody!  I'm ready!  My sister is in town and just brought home a scarf with shamrocks on it as a surprise. My Mom was Irish.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 5 years ago

Gene- I can't believe it's that time of year again!!!The Manhattan Irish Fest sounds like a place I'd want to be. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Hi, Gene...get your Irish on. I wish I was there to help you enjoy this event. I have deep Irish roots.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 5 years ago

The Manhattan Irish Fest sounds like so much fun.  Great community event.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 5 years ago

Wow, that sound like a wonderful event, nice shout out for it. Pretty neat that it is in your backyard.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 5 years ago

That sounds like a fun event Gene and getting a jump on St. Patrick's Day. There is so much to do.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) almost 5 years ago

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