Admission

  • Hours:
    • Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00 pm
    • Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00 pm
    • Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Ticket Prices (at gate, or in advance here)
    • Adults: $12 advance / $15 at the gate
    • Seniors (60+) and Students (w/ ID): $12.00
    • Military Active/Retired (w/ ID): $12.00
    • Public Safety Officers (w/ID): $12.00
    • Nurses (w/ID): $12.00
    • Children (12 and under): Free
    • Weekend Pass: $35.00
    • Group discounts available for 20+ (email us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com)
  • Special Admission
    • Friday: $5, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, ages 13+
    • Friday: $5, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, with college ID
    • Sunday: $5, 3:00pm-5:00pm, ages 13+
    • Call 412-422-1113 for Group Discounts

Accessible Parking
Conveniently located near the festival entrance.

ATM
There are various ATM locations on site.

Alcohol and Beverage Sales
There are various locations on site to purchase beverages.
Beverages include Pepsi products, water, assorted spirits, Coffee, Irish Coffee, Irish tea, and lemony iced tea.

Bathrooms
Located throughout the site, including accessible facilities and hand-washing stations.

Beverage Tastings!

This year, beverage tastings are included in the price of Festival admission. List of participating distilleries is coming soon!

Bicycles
The Great Allegheny Trail is open!  Ride your bicycle to the festival and park it here!

Camping
There is no on-site camping. Go to VisitPittsburgh.com for nearby camping facilities.

Chairs
You are welcome to bring your own chairs to the event!

Children’s Activities
Children’s Irish Arts and Crafts for our wee folk! Take home a hand-made souvenir, enjoy an Irish story, sing-a-long, Irish games and even dance an Irish Jig!

Coolers
No coolers are permitted on the festival grounds.

COVID-19
Click here for more info.

Dance Lessons
See entertainment schedule for dance lessons and performances.

Dogs
No pets are admitted on the festival grounds. Only registered participating Irish dogs and service dogs are permitted inside the festival. Email us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com if you’d like to include your dog.

Dietary Needs
Our festival vendors are made aware of the various dietary needs that can impact our guests. If you have a specific question before the festival, please call our office at 412-422-1113. When attending, please be sure to inform the food vendor of any allergies or dietary needs when placing your order.

Both gluten free and sulfite free non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available.

Directions
Check out the directions page for more information.

Entertainment
See the entertainment page for a complete description of this year’s Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s performers.

Facebook
Join us on Facebook to get insider information about the festival!

Festival Merchandise
Available at our official festival merchandise booth.

Food
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 Vendor page.

Fireworks
No fireworks are permitted.

First Aid
Certified first aid on site staffed by UPMC.

Group Rates
Group ticket prices are available. Call 412-422-1113 or email pghirishfestival@gmail.com for more information.

Genealogy
Discover your Irish Family Tree in our Genealogy Pavilion!

Hotels

We are thrilled to announce that Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Monroeville is the 2021 host hotel for the 30th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Book here by August 8 to receive a rate of $109/night for your stay for the Festival! Code is “PIT”

Hours
Friday – 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Information Booth
Located at the festival entrance for your convenience.

Jig
Learn how to do one! See Dance Lessons.

Kids’ Activities
See children’s activities.

Location
The Lots at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead, PA 15120.

Lost Children
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 at the Main Entrance.

Mailing List
Click here to join our mailing list.

Maps
See Directions.

Mass
Our Irish Mass is on Sunday at 10 AM.  Celebrated by Father Sean Hogan, C.S.SP. of Duquesne University.

Media
Contact mairin.petrone@gmail.com for more information.

Money
See ATM.

No-Smoking
No smoking is allowed under any tents, pavilions, or in any buildings at the festival, include vapes and e-cigarettes.

On-Site
Guides will be available at the festival entrance.

Parking
Plenty of parking is available for $7. $21 for VIP.

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 towing at the owner’s expense.

Participants
Must have ticket for entrance. Participants can contact their area coordinator for more information.

Pets
See Dogs. No unregistered pets are permitted on-site.  Service animals are permitted. Email us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com if you have an Irish dog you would like to have featured at the festival.

Performers 
See the Entertainment Page for more information.

Questions
Contact us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com for general questions.

Re-Entry
Same day re-entry is available excluding Friday Happy Hour entrants.

Restrooms
See bathrooms.

Reunions
Have a place to call your own! Let us host your family, school, company, etc. reunion at the festival. For more information, contact pghirishfestival@gmail.com or 412-422-1113.

RV Parking
RV Parking is available

Seating
Plenty of seating is available but feel free to bring blankets and chairs.

Security
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 The Lots 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. Guests are permitted to bring in one unopened factory bottle of water per person.

· Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted to leave the festival grounds and must be thrown away or finished prior to leaving the festival. The Pittsburgh Irish Festival reserves the right to check bottles and cups leaving the grounds.

· Outside alcohol will not be permitted to be brought into the Festival. The Festival will be serving alcohol.

-No apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language is permitted

· No firearms, weapons, explosives, or any other item deemed dangerous or inappropriate will be permitted at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. All prohibited items must be disposed or returned to vehicles. Security will not hold any item. Pittsburgh Irish Festival and security is not responsible for any item left at the gates

No coolers, cans, bottles, non-factory sealed water bottles, food, and glass are allowed into the Festival grounds. Exception: special food related to a health or medical condition, and food for feeding a baby must be contained in plastic containers. Small coolers no larger than 5 quarts will be permitted to utilize for baby food/formula and medicine. All items are subject to search at the entrance gate

· Vehicles that are illegally parked will be towed at the owner’s expense

Questions related to security or public safety please contact Valentis at 412-241-1404, x-101

Seniors
Senior discounts available! See admission.

Shuttles
Continuous shuttles from festival entrance for your convenience. Check the Directions page for more shuttle info!

Souvenirs
Shop for Irish gifts at the Irish Marketplace. Guaranteed Irish, we feature over 30 specialty booths.

Sunday Services
See Mass.

Tickets
See Admission.

Times
See Admission.

Twitter
Follow us! @PittsburghIrish

U
U are welcome to join us!  Hope you can make it!  Bring a friend or two!

Vendors
Contact pifvendormarketplace@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteers
See our volunteer page to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Wheelchairs
Unfortunately wheelchairs are NOT provided but the festival is wheelchair accessible.

Whiskey Tastings
See Beverage Tastings.

YouTube
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive videos!

Zephyr
A gentle, light breeze coming off of the Mon River to cool our beautiful Irish atmosphere.

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is also very proud to donate all surplus food items!