"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.

Ace Hardware


First Bank of Manhattan

Fritz's Saloon

​Gallagher's Pub

​Hannigan Insurance Agency

Venue Map

The Irish American Society of County Will

Manhattan - Elwood Library

Manhattan Firehouse Restaurant

Times Square Tobacco

Manhattan Village Hall

​Roadhouse 52

​Manhattan Park District


Due to mailing constraints, button sales via Pay Pal is no longer available.

The Village of Manhattan

5K Map

Buttons available through 3/01/18
at the following:


Buttons also may be ordered through the elementary and middle schools during the week prior to the fest.


Buttons are $7.00 each in advance, $10.00 at the door

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

Copyright 1995 - 2018.   Manhattan Irish Fest

Please note: Strollers will not be allowed in the entertainment tent. A stroller park will be just outside the entrance.


Admission to ALL festival activities, as well as the festival grounds, requires each visitor to have an admission button.  Children under 7 are free, when accompanied by an adult with button(s).