See entertainment schedule for dance lessons and performances.
No pets are admitted on the festival grounds. Only registered participating Irish dogs and service dogs are permitted inside the festival.
Check out the directions page for more information.
See the entertainment page for a complete description of the Pittsburgh Irish Festival's 2011 performers.
Join us on Facebook to get insider information about the festival!
Join us for your family reunion! Have a place to call your own for the day! Call 412-422-1113 for more information.
Available at our official festival merchandise booth and online.
Feast on mouthwatering Irish cuisine at all of our Irish Food booths and enjoy a sampling of Celtic beverages at our Tara Tea Tent. Menu items are located on our Food page online.
No fireworks are permitted.
Certified first aid on site staffed by UPMC.
Group ticket prices are available. Call 412-422-1113 for more information.
Discover your Irish Family Tree in our Genealogy Pavilion!
Conveniently located near the festival entrance.
This year’s host hotel is the Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh! 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, Pa 15222 412-391-4600.
The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown is offering a Special Festival
Rate of $124. Call the toll-free number 1.888.317.0197 and mention the
Pittsburgh Irish Festival. SPACE IS LIMITED!
**Reservations must be made by Friday, August 24th.**
Friday, Sept 9 - 4:00 pm - 12 midnight
Saturday, Sept 10 - 11:00 am - 12 midnight
Sunday, Sept 11 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Located at the festival entrance and in the food pavilion for your convenience.
Learn how to do one! See Dance Lessons.
See children’s activities.
Riverplex at Sandcastle! 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead, PA 15120.
If your child becomes separated from you contact any Irish Festival staff member or on-site security immediately.
Lost and Found
Located at the Information booth.
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Our Gaelic Mass is on Sunday, September 9th at 10 AM. Celebrated by Father Sean Kealy, C.S.SP. and Father Naos McCool, C.S.SP. of Duquesne University.
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No smoking is allowed under any tents, pavilions, or in any buildings at the festival.
Guides will be available at the festival entrance.
Plenty of parking is available for $6.
Parking will be located throughout Sandcastle Waterpark with free shuttle transportation at designated points. Parking and directional signs will guide you to the appropriate parking locations. No Festival parking will be available at the Costco lot. Vehicles that are parked in the Costco lot may be subject to be towed at the owner’s expense.
Must have ticket for entrance. Participants can contact their area coordinator for more information.
See dogs. No unregistered pets are permitted on-site. Service animals are permitted.
See the Entertainment Page for more information.
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Purchase your raffle ticket to enter the drawing for a trip for two to Ireland!
Where all surplus festival food gets donated :)
Same day re-entry is available excluding Friday Happy Hour entrants.
Have a place to call your own! Let us host your family, school, company, etc. reunion at the festival. Private tents provided. Fore more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-422-1113.
RV Parking is available
Plenty of seating is available but feel free to bring blankets and chairs.
The safety and security of our guests is paramount to the Irish Festival.
Please carefully review the following security measures and restrictions so that your visit to the Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Riverplex at Sandcastle can be a most enjoyable experience:
· Individuals visiting the Festival will be subject to personal belongings, bags, and purse checks
· Open bottles of water and soda are not permitted to be brought into the Festival
· Outside alcohol will not be permitted to be brought into the Festival. The Festival will be serving alcohol
· No firearms, weapons, explosives, or incendiary devices will be permitted at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival
· Vehicles that are illegally parked will be towed at the owner’s expense
Questions related to security should be directed to the Sandcastle Public Safety Department, a unit of State Security & Investigation Services, Inc (SSIS) at 412-462-6666, extension 6330.
Senior discounts available! See admission.
Continuous shuttles from festival entrance for your convenience. Check the Directions page for more shuttle info!
Shop for Irish gifts at the Irish Marketplace. Guaranteed Irish, we feature over 30 specialty booths.
Provided for Reunions! See Reunions.
Follow us! @PittsburghIrish
U are welcome to join us! Hope you can make it! Bring a friend or two!
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See our volunteer page to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Unfortunately wheelchairs are NOT provided but the festival is wheelchair accessible.
See Beverage Tastings.
The Irish Extreme, for young adults, allows for Irish cornhole, Irish Dance Dance Revolution, Irish Guitar Hero, and more!
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A gentle, light breeze coming off of the Mon River to cool our beautiful Irish atmosphere.
This year we are working with the Pittsburgh Resources Council and Zero Waste Pittsburgh to make our festival even greener! We will be recycling bottles, cans, program books, leftover food and used cooking oil! For more information call 412-422-1113.
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is also very proud to donate all surplus food items to the Rainbow Kitchen!