Iowa Irish Fest is this weekend!

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Iowa Irish Fest is entering its 16th year of existence and from August 5th through the 7th we will see Irish bands from all over the world come to the Lincoln Park Area in Waterloo.

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Check out the full list of the performers below and what days they will be taking to the stage. A few groups/singers will only be performing on one day of the festival. Many of our favorites will be in Waterloo for the entire weekend.

Friday, August 5th, 2022 Entertainment Schedule

Trinity Irish Dancers... 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Nagle Stage

Shane Hennessy... 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Lincoln Savings Bank

Blame Not the Bard... 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Trad Stage

The Lads of Dubuque... 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Jameson's Stage

Dan Vaughn... 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

Socks in the Frying Pan... 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Nagle Stage

Troid Gaelic... 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jameson's Stage

Dublin City Ramblers...6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Peadar Hickey... 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Trad Stage

Kellen O'Cullom...6:30 PM - 7:30 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

Blame Not the Bard...7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Elks Lodge

Scythian... 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM Nagle Stage

Brother Crowe... 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM Trad Stage

Ian Gould... 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

The Screaming Orphans... 8:15 PM - 9:45 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Wylde Nept...9:00 PM - Midnight Jameson's Stage

Boxing Banjo... 9:45 PM - 11:00 PM Trad Stage

The Logues... 10:30 PM - Midnight Lincoln Savings Bank

Friday Headliner: The Red Hot Chili Pipers

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Nagle Stage

 

 

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Cedar Glenn Pipes & Drums... 11:30 AM - Noon Nagle Stage

Blame Not the Bard...11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Jameson's Stage

Boxing Banjo... Noon - 1:30 PM Lincoln Savings Bank

Dan Vaughn... Noon - 1:15 PM Trad Stage

Dublin City Ramblers...12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Nagle Stage

Battle of the Iowa Irish Bands Winner...1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Trad Stage

The Friel Sisters...2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Trinity Irish Dancers & Local Dance Kids...2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Nagle Stage

Ballyheigue...3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Jameson's Stage

Blame Not the Bard...3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Trad Stage

Kellen O'Cullom...3:30 PM - 4:30 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

The Elders...3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Nagle Stage

Brother Crowe...4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Stu Ryan O'Brien...5:00 PM - 6:00 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

The Black Donnellys...5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Trad Stage

The Screaming Orphans...6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Nagle Stage

Shane Hennessy...6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Troid Gaelic...6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jameson's Stage

Blame Not the Bard...6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Elks Lodge

Ian Gould...6:30 PM - 7:30 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

The Friel Sisters...7:00 - 8:30 PM Trad Stage

Peader Hickey...8:00 PM - 9:00 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

The High Kings...8:15 PM - 9:45 PM Nagle Stage

Aoife Scott...8:15 PM - 9:45 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Boxing Banjo...9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Trad Stage

Wylde Nept...9:00 PM - Midnight Jameson's Stage

The Logues...10:30 PM - Midnight Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Saturday Headliner: Gaelic Storm

10:30 PM - Midnight Nagle Stage

 

 

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

Exorna...9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Jameson's Stage

Ian Gould...11:00 AM - Noon Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Trinity Irish Dancers...11:30 AM - Noon Nagle Stage

Stu Ryan O'Brien - Irish Pub Sing-Along...11:30 AM - 1:00 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

Blame Not the Bard...Noon - 1:15 PM Trad Stage

Ballyheigue...Noon - 2:00 PM Jameson's Stage

Aoife Scott...12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Nagle Stage

Shane Hennessy...12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lincoln Savings Bank

Kellen O'Cullom...1:30 PM - 2:30 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

Brother Crowe...1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Trad Stage

The Black Donnellys...2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

The Screaming Orphans...2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Nagle Stage

Peadar Hickey...3:00 PM - 4:00 PM B&M Dillon Pub Stage

The Friel Sisters...3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Lincoln Savings Bank Stage

Boxing Banjo...3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Trad Stage 

The Scattering - Led by Sean McGuinness...5:40 PM - 6:00 PM Nagle Stage

Troid Gaelic...6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jameson's Stage

Sunday Headliner: The High Kings

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Nagle Stage

 

Races & Rides

Celtic Cruise Motorcycle Ride 2022

Sunday August 7th, 2022

Starts at 10 AM at Silver Eagle Harley Davidson/Yamaha

$30 per rider

Shamrock N' Fun Run

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Starts at 10 AM

Option 1: “ShamRock N Run Loop” ~ a one mile course looping around downtown Waterloo.

Option 2: "ShamRock N Run .05K” ~ a one block course that can be completed with an alcoholic beverage.

High Nelly Bike Rally

"Fun family trail ride or the open road ride for the experienced rider."

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Iowa Irish Fest Grounds

Cultural Events

  • Blacksmiths
  • Art Gallery
  • Spinners and Weaver's Guild
  • DKW Gallery

Sports & Games

Rugby Invitational 

Saturday, August 6th

Cedar Valley Soccer Complex

Highland Games

Contact Matt Faltis at mattfaltis@rocketmail.com for more information.

Sheep Herding

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

The event is free to spectators.

Workshops

Irish Dance Workshop

August 5th – August 6th, 2022

  • $40 registration fee
  • Held on 9 AM - 11 AM
  • Taught by Trinity Irish Dance Company

Travel And Tour Workshops

  • Located in Elks Lodge Ballroom

Whiskey Workshops

Sunday Morning Mass

August 7th at 10 AM in Lincoln Park

Mass performed by Father Dennis Quint

For more information about the event make sure to check out Iowa Irish Fest's website!

Million Dollar Waterloo Home

Location: 1944 Kitty Hawk Dr, Waterloo, IA 50701
Price: $995,000

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