I want to hold a family reunion or corporate event at the Fest. Can I?
I can’t make it ALL three nights. What do you have for me the nights I can’t be there?
Where Do I Park?
Parking is easy at Crown Center. Crown Center is located in the heart of Kansas City at 2450 Grand Blvd.
The retail parking garage may be accessed from Grand Blvd., just south of the Crown Center Shops main entrance. Parking at the Crown Center garages is FREE on the weekends.
There are several surface lots available for bus parking to the south of the Crown Center Shops, east of the 27th and Grand Blvd. intersection.
If you are staying at the Sheraton or Weston, they have parking garages as well.
Take the Bus
Another option is to take the Max bus and get off at the Union Station stop. Our front gates are a hop, skip and jump away.
What can I bring?
Sorry to say, no picnic baskets, outside coolers, outside food or drinks or pets of any kind (unless service animals) are allowed to be brought in to the festival grounds.
We'll have plenty to eat and drink at the fest, promise.
Guests with Disabilities?
Our festival takes place on two different levels, so you’ll need to utilize the garage elevators or our ramp to move between levels. We also have a ramp for strollers and wheelchair users to get between levels. Look for special handicapped parking spaces on the following levels to get you closer to the parts of the festival you want the most:
Gold Level = Street level, Boulevard Stage, craft vendors, food vendors, beverage tents, heritage area and stage, children's area and stage, and more.
Blue Level = Terrace Stage, beverage tents, Irish Fest merchandise, and more.
Oversized Vans (higher than 6 feet 5 inches)
All underground garages have a max height of 6’5” so if you have an oversized van, you’re not going to fit. We have secured a limited number of slots in front of the American Restaurant entrance, where the valet parking is situated. Look for the specific handicap parking signs within the turnaround. These slots are available on a first come, first served basis; and only to oversized vans that have handicapped license plates or hanging state-issued handicap tags. If the lot is full, please utilize some of the above ground parking located further south on Grand.
I’m cheap. Can I get in for free?
What times do the gates open and close?
Friday, August 30th from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, August 31st from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday September 1st from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Can I bring a lawn chair? I hate sitting on the ground.
Absolutely. We’d never ask you to sit on the ground, unless you really wanted to.
Can I buy tickets in advance or online?
Yes, as well as paying with cash or charge at the gate on the day, tickets will be available at metro-area Hy-Vee Stores and online right here. Tickets are just $10 in advance.
How much does admission cost?
$15 per day at the gate
$10 in advance at Hy-vee stores or online
$25 weekend rate in advance
Anyway you look at it, it’s a small price to pay for all that entertainment and fun.
Why isn’t my favorite band playing?
Well, we hope they are. And if not, please let us know who you’d like to see at future Irish Fests. But trust us, we’ve got plenty of great performers lined up. Maybe your new favorite!
Where is the Festival?
At Hallmark’s beautiful Crown Center Square , just South of downtown Kansas City, Missouri - at 25th and Grand.
Who is performing at this year’s Festival?
Irish Fest features more than 30 world class acts. There is a Heritage tent & stage for music and dance performances, demonstrations and readings, a children’s stage, and a comedy stage for those looking for a laugh. See the Entertainment Page of the Website for details of performers and check out the full schedule to see when your favorite band is playing.
When is the Festival?
The 2013 Kansas City Irish Fest will run on Labor Day weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 30-September 1.