March 2nd & 3rd - Annual "Manhattan Irish Fest"

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March 2nd & 3rd

Annual "Manhattan Irish Fest"


Manhattan, IL is my hometown.  It's located in the heart of Will County, IL.  It's a town proud of its history, its present and future ... and deep Irish roots ...


Residents will proudly tell you that Manhattan is the home of the "Manhattan Irish Fest", an acclaimed festival that's been running since 1995.


This year's annual Fest is being held on March 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

Like previous years, this year's Fest is being held in the parking lot located just north of Manhattan Fire Station 81.

The list of activities for the Fest is long and varied.  For young and old alike, there's something to enjoy throughout the Fest.

Some of this year's activities are:

  • Manhattan Historical Society Museum Display
  • Music/Entertainment


Friday:  March 2nd
5:30        Tent Opens (21 yrs. & Over)

5:30        Irish

8:30        Larkin & Moran Brothers


Saturday, March 3rd

12:00     Tent Opens

12:10      Race Results/Announcements

12:30     Emerald Society Pipe Band

1:00       Sullivan School of Irish Dance

2:00       The Hatfield Sisters

3:30       Three Men in Kilts

4:45       Fest Announcements

5:15        Keigher Academy Irish Dance

6:00       Finbar MacCarthy

8:00       Coyote Riot

10 pm     Tent Closes


  • Manhattan Library
  • Craft Fair

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Irish Fest Cultural / Craft Show  

St Joseph’s School 

9 am - 3 pm

  • Family Fun Area - Park Dist. Rec Center

Saturday, March 3, 2018

397 S State St. 

Noon to 6 pm - Interactive Neo's  

Noon to 6 pm - Mini Striker Noon  

Noon to 3 pm - Train Rides

Noon to 6 pm - Sand Art 

1 pm to 1:45 pm - Magician Show  

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm - Balloon Artist 

3 pm to 6 pm - DJ (Dancing)  

Noon to 6 pm - Concessions Served  

Closes at 6 pm


  • 22nd Annual "Manhattan Irish Fest Parade": 

Saturday, March 3rd

Kicks off @ 11:10 am 
Downtown Manhattan


  • 5K Run:  

Saturday, March 3rd

Precedes the Parade 

Starts @ 11 am  (Follows the parade route)


  • Rugby Matches: 

Saturday, March 3rd 

Rugby Pitch - Central Park 

Morrigans v Grand Rapids @ 1 pm 

South Suburban v Brother Rice @ 2 pm 

Shamrocks v Shamrocks @ 3 pm

A schedule of all planned events for the 2018 "Manhattan Irish Fest" can be found HERE!

All attendees of the 2018 "Manhattan Irish Fest" must obtain Buttons. Children under 7 years attend FREE of charge when attending with a paying adult.

Bring your Irish to my hometown of Manhattan, IL ... and enjoy the 2018 "Manhattan Irish Fest" in Manhattan, IL on March 2nd and 3rd ...

* Looking to Buy or Refinance a home in ManhattanWill County, or elsewhere in the Chicagoland area? Contact me! I'll put my 40+ years of mortgage experience and extensive knowledge of the area hard to work on your behalf.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That event sounds like great fun. I did not know that rugby was played by the Irish, but I know so little when it comes to Ireland.  A

Mar 02, 2018 01:14 PM #1
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Oh wow the luck of the Irish  you had me worried a little I thought was it St Patties Day what did I miss  -  Would love to Find the pot of Gold  -- Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

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Mar 02, 2018 02:20 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good afternoon Gene. Sounds like a blast. Wish I could attend. Enjoy your day 

Mar 02, 2018 02:30 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gene now that sounds like a great time.  Hope you get to go and enjoy the fun!!!

Mar 02, 2018 03:03 PM #4
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi ,

How much is this event! I love it that the Manhattan Irish like to get out in front of the actual St. Pat's Day! Lots of celebrations in March!

Mar 02, 2018 07:19 PM #5
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good information for local residents. Thank you for sharing 

Mar 03, 2018 02:58 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is very good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mar 03, 2018 06:16 AM #7
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Sounds exciting and lots of fun Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 

Mar 04, 2018 07:00 AM #8
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Hope your event went well, catching up on some past posts after we got our power back. Sounds like a wonderful weekend of events. I would probably hang out near the rugby games as a past player always enjoy watching a game. The Irish have been playing very well the past few years.

Mar 08, 2018 02:18 PM #9
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I would have thoroughly enjoyed attending this!  Hope it did have a good turn out.

Mar 19, 2018 04:18 PM #10
Joe Daniels, Broker, Appraiser, Realtor(R),
Personal Service Realty - Jacksonville, FL

Hello Gene,

I was wondering why I hadn't heard of the Irish Fest, being from that area and 1/4 Irish. But, I moved away in 1979 and only get back to visit family still in the area. its nice to hear that there are good things like that going on in Manhattan.

Apr 13, 2018 11:57 PM #11
Joe Daniels, Broker, Appraiser, Realtor(R),
Personal Service Realty - Jacksonville, FL

Hi Gene,

Actually a neighbor from Mud Turtle (indian for Mokena). But I was a Class of 72 Knight.

Apr 15, 2018 07:36 PM #12
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