It’s time to get your Irish on, Cuyahoga Falls!
The popular Riverfront Irish Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday at , offering three days of celebrating Irish heritage with music, food, dancing and vendors of jewelry and clothing articles – right down to sheleighlies.
There’s even a 5k race on Saturday and an Irish Mass on Sunday. Since it’s a family friendly event, there will be activities and inflatables for the kids to enjoy.
Parking and admission to the festival – sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Brendan Division – are free.
A large variety of entertainment will be showcased throughout the weekend on three stages, including musical performances by Searson, Rathkeltair, Callahan & O'Connor, Pat Flynn & The Green Blossom Special, That Irish Band, The Shaffer Brothers, Dulahan and the East Side Irish American Pipe Band. Click this link to read about the performers.
The festival runs from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Beer stops pouring at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; on Sunday, ticket sales stop at 6 p.m. and beer stops pouring at 6:30 p.m.
A complete schedule of this year’s performances accompanies this story in .pdf form or can be accessed by clicking this link.