WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Iowa Irish Fest committee members and dignitaries hosted the “State of the Fest” event in Waterloo Thursday evening, highlighting accomplishments, expansion and announcing the 2019 entertainment lineup.
Last year, Iowa Irish Fest brought in nearly 50,000 people and the event is becoming one of the most well-known Celtic fests in the nation.
There is a change coming to the Iowa Irish Fest. Chad Shipman, the director of Iowa Irish Fest stated:
I’m excited to announce the festival is moving south! Nobody panic; we are just expanding our festival footprint by four city blocks to the southwest to add another entertainment stage on Sycamore Street and activities in Newton’s Park. We’re also expanding the LSB MercyOne stage at Lafayette and Fourth Streets to bring larger productions to that stage.
Also, in previous years, children 12 and under were admitted for free. That has changed. Iowa Irish Fest will now permit children 15 and under for free.
Iowa Irish Fest will be held August 2-4 in downtown Waterloo.
Please visit the Iowa Irish Fest website to see the full entertainment lineup, tickets or volunteer opportunities.