Celebrate everything Irish at the only festival of its kind in the region: The Annapolis Irish Festival,. Enjoy traditional Celtic music and Irish rock bands on three different stages, along with workshops and exhibits. When you get hungry, try some delicious Irish beef stew and other Irish favorites. Little Leprechaun Land (open on Saturday only 11am– 4pm) provides pony rides, face painting and other free activities for the kids. 

Since the Inaugural Festival in 2011, the AIF has become an Annapolis tradition, thanks to the support of the business community and the people who share our passion for the Emerald Isle and the magical Celtic traditions and music we hold so dear. Visit The Annapolis Irish Entertainers page HERE to find a list of this year’s performers.

On Friday evening, the Annapolis Irish Festival salutes the brave men and women who serve our country in the United States Military and our first responders. All persons with valid ID and one guest will be admitted for free on Friday, June 2. The evening will include the presentation of colors, pipe and drum bands and a music salute. 

Also new this year to the festival is the 2017 Massed Pipe Competition. On Saturday, starting at noon, pipers in full regalia will compete for “best band.” Enjoy a Guinness and cheer for your favorite band!


Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032

Chairs, Blankets, Umbrellas, Towels, Cameras

Coolers, Animals (Pets), Outside Beverages and Food, Pop-Up Tents

Worried about sun and rain?? No fear, we are bringing back the 26,000 sq.ft big top structure tent! Visit the Annapolis Irish Festival online for more information.