"History is the memory of the human race. Just as a person with amnesia would have no sense of who they are as a human being, the person who knows nothing of the past is cut off from their identity and has no idea why things are as they are. When we learn history, we PARTICIPATE in that memory , and we see ourselves as part of the story of the humans, the biggest story of them all."

-Joseph Miller

Manhattan Irish Fest

​March 2nd & 3rd, 2018

​Manhattan, Illinois  U.S.A.

Please -- No trespassing on Metra property -- Use approved crossings only.

Admission to any part of the Fest only requires a button.

​Find out where to get them below!

Venue Map

Tent closes at 11:00pm on Friday

​Tent closes at 10:00pm on Saturday


Become the next Queen or King of Manhattan Irish Fest​​


Join us Friday Night and all day Saturday for the best in Irish Musical Entertainment!

​​5K RUN


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5K Run starts the Parade
Get after it early with the 5K Run starting immediately before the parade


A great opportunity to learn more about Irish Culture at
The Manhattan Historical Society and Library

Take a chance and win a trip to Ireland!  Pick up your tickets at Manhattan Fire Station #81



5K Map


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Shamrocks & Morrigans Battle Against Invading Hordes at Manhattan Central Park

Make sure you are in town by 10:15 to secure your viewing spot for the Manhattan Irish Fest Parade


A plethora of items are available to help decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day or any day

At Manhattan Park District Program Center
Hours of fun  with games & prizes, dancing & more