2020 PIF Postponement
2020 Pittsburgh Irish Festival Postponed to September 10-12, 2021.
The Irish are nothing if not resilient, especially the Pittsburgh Irish Community. We have been through rain, bogs, floods, and now we face the difficulties of navigating the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. The Pittsburgh Irish Festival team has been monitoring this situation regularly. We have been in touch with our local leadership, closely following information released by the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization, studying data from the International Festivals and Events Association, and we have engaged in countless conversations with other local, regional, and national event planners.
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival Board of Directors, leadership, and staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival. The safety of our team, volunteers, patrons, vendors, and entertainers is of utmost concern and based on information gathered, we do not believe we can safely gather our 25,000+ crowd in September.
So much planning and commitment goes into a festival of our size and the goal of making a decision today is to mitigate the growing challenges of the significant planning and upfront logistics required to successfully execute the festival.
If you purchased tickets to the 2020 Festival, you will receive an email from us soon detailing your options. If you received a 2020 ticket voucher or promotional ticket (Holiday Market in Market Square), your voucher/ticket will be good at the 2021 Festival.
We thank you for your understanding and your commitment to support our mission of preserving and promoting the Irish culture in our area. As of today, we have featured 50+ live music, comedy, cooking, storytelling, and children’s performances on our Facebook page with over 350,000 views since the stay at home orders began. We plan to continue to bring this content to you on a regular basis and expand into even more areas of the Irish culture.
We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Please mark your calendars for September 10-12, 2021 for the 30th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Irish Festival.