Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991

Here's the list of current and future events sponsored by the RKIDs, other area Irish social dance organizations, and cool things our members are doing or suggesting. Switch to the Wall Calendar View for viewing past, current and future events by month.

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Highland Festival of Garrett County
What: Garrett County, MD, Celtic Festival. 5 stages & 3 fields of all-day entertainment: Highland games, music, country dance, crafts, birds of prey.
Date: Saturday June 6, 2020
Contact: Garrett County Celtic Festival

Penn-Mar Irish Festival
What: The Penn-Mar Irish Festival usually is held annually on the third Saturday in June, but is cancelled this year due to the pandemic. It'll resume in June 2021.
Date: Saturday June 20, 2020
Contact: Penn-Mar Irish Festival

Catskills Irish Arts Week
What: Cancelled due to the pandemic.
Dates From and To: Sunday July 12, 2020 to Saturday July 18, 2020
Contact: Irish Arts Week website.

What: Annual CCE Musical Arts and Dance (MAD) week.
Dates From and To: Sunday July 19, 2020 to Friday July 24, 2020
Time: various
Location:Virtual - TBD
Details:See the update regarding a change to a virtual format on their website.
Contact: website

Dublin Ohio Irish Festival
What: Annual Dublin Ohio Irish festival. Said to be the largest three-day Irish festival on Earth.
Dates From and To: Friday July 31, 2020 to Sunday August 2, 2020
Time: various
Location:Coffman Park 5200 Emerald Parkway Dublin, Ohio 43017
Details:Tickets; advance prices range from $10 - $25
Contact: Website

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
What: Goderich Celtic Roots festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
Dates From and To: Friday August 7, 2020 to Sunday August 9, 2020
Contact: Festival Website

What: The 2020 Irish Festival will be held on August 22, 2020 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park.
Date: Saturday August 22, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location:Waterfront Park in Alexandria VA (near the Torpedo Factory)
Details:The 2020 Irish Festival will be held on August 22, 2020 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. The family friendly event is held to promote and preserve Irish heritage. Come join us and enjoy Irish entertainment with live music and dance performances, craft vendors, food and beverages. Attendance is free and all are welcome.
Contact: Ballyshaners Irish Festival

Baltimore Irish Arts Center
What: The annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will feature some of the world's finest traditional Irish traditional musicians and dancers to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Saturday night Irish Music Masters Concert. Rescheduled from April 17.
Dates From and To: Friday September 18, 2020 to Sunday September 20, 2020
Time: various
Location:various; Saturday 8pm Concert at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Visit their website to register and for details including ticket prices. $28 for Irish Music Masters Concert.
Faculty/Performers include Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Myron Bretholz, Peter Fitzgerald and many more.
Contact: website

Celtic Cultural Alliance
What: Expect lots of music, dance, highland games (caber, stone and hammer tossing), food, drink and more in Bethlehem, PA at the 2020 festival. It historically attracts over 280,000 visitors to downtown Historic Bethlehem
Dates From and To: Friday September 25, 2020 to Sunday September 27, 2020
Time: various
Location:532 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Shuttle Address - 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA
Free admission. Festival grounds map
Contact: CCA website

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