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2022 Fest Status

We are sad to say Irish Fest has been cancelled for 2022
but we look forward to next year being better than ever!

See you then!

2021 fest notice

Chicago Feis Status: COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution, and per guidance from government authorities and medical experts, as well as to protect dancers, families, and volunteers, we are currently suspending registration for the Chicago Feis. The committee is currently evaluating options for the feis, and for the Irish Festival also set to take place Memorial Day Weekend. In the event that we must postpone or cancel the feis, we will let you know as soon as possible. While we have requested an alternate date to host the feis from the NAFC in the event the Feis must be postponed,  there is no guarantee that a date can be provided due to the number of Feiseanna affected by this pandemic. Please continue to keep checking this site as well as our website, and click on the cultural tab for updated information.

If you need additional information or updates about Coronavirus,  and how to protect yourself and your community, please visit

Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and please remember we are all in this pandemic together. Our goal is to keep everyone safe, happy and stress free during this difficult time.

The Chicago Feis and Gaelic Park Board of Directors. 

Appeal For Donations

Dear Supporter of Gaelic Park

We at Gaelic Park hope you are safe and well. Gaelic Park prides itself on cultivating and nurturing the best that Irish culture and sport has to offer for the Irish and Irish-American communities. The business element of Gaelic Park (Weddings, Banquets, Parties and The Pub) has always been the financial engine that supports all that we do to maintain our Irish Culture and Heritage. The Coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a challenging time in so many ways for everyone. Gaelic Park is no exception. Like many other businesses, Gaelic Park continues to suffer due to the cancellation of the St. Patrick's Day festivities, the postponement of the Memorial Day Festival, the closure of the Carraig Pub, and the postponement or cancellation of many events and weddings. While our income has been decimated, our expenses remain as we continue to pay necessary staff and pay for the upkeep of our beautiful Center. Between now and September we estimate that with no income and considerable fixed costs, Gaelic Park will be operating with an unsustainable deficit. This deficit threatens the very existence of Gaelic Park.

The volunteer spirit is the driving force behind Gaelic Park...always has been. As the saying goes, "many hands make light work" and now is no different. We hope that the generosity of our constituency will "make light work" of this burden that Gaelic Park continues to bear. To that end, we are initiating an appeal to all our Supporters to help us "weather the storm." We understand that you personally may have been impacted by this crisis, but if you have the ability and desire to help, we ask that you make a donation. When this arduous period in our lives ends, we expect Gaelic Park to continue our standing as the premier venue for Irish Culture and Heritage in the Midwest. We thank you sincerely for your continued support.

Donations can be made via credit card at Please go to Donate Now link on main page. Checks can be mailed to Gaelic Park 6119 West 147th St. Oak Forest IL 60452. Gaelic Park has 501(C) (3) status, donations can be tax deductible (more generous allowances with the New Cares Act).

Is mise le meas,

The Gaelic Park Board of Directors


Welcome to Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest

Welcome to Chicago’s Gaelic Park Festival Website and I would love to welcome you in person to our 2020 Festival scheduled for Memorial Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 22nd,23rd and 24th. The staff, performers and volunteers at Gaelic Park love celebrating our culture, music, families and community at Our Annual Festival and attendance is a tradition for over 30 years with many Chicagoans. We average over 20,000 attendees every year and love to see and cater to multiple generations of the same family by providing music, arts and crafts, drama, games, contests, Irish themed stores and free carnival rides with paid admission. Check back in mid- April for full schedule.

John Devitt, Festival Chairman

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