Can I buy tickets in advance or online?
Yes, and this is the method we recommend, tickets are available online. Just click buy tickets on the home page of the website. We currently recommend everyone purchase their ticket in advance. But tickets will be available at the gate.
How much does admission cost?
Tickets are currently $30 through Sept 1st. Beginning Sept 2nd tickets will be $35. To see all tickets and pricing please click the orange ticket button in the right hand corner of the screen. We are going Cashless this year so please plan accordingly.
When will tickets go on sale?
All tickets are currently on sale. Click the orange ticket button on the corner of the page to purchase admission tickets. Also available are Snug, whiskey tasting, comedy and Irish Breakfast tickets available.
I can't find my ticket?
Click on the orange ticket button at the top of the page. Then click on the Can't find my ticket button at the top. You'll be asked for your email and the last 4 digits of the credit card you used to purchase. Then the tickets will be resent to you.
Hours of Operation
What are the dates and times of the festival?
Kansas City Irish Fest is held Labor Day Weekend.
Days and Hours:
Friday, September 2nd 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 3rd 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday September 4th 11 am. - 11 p.m.
Health & Safety
What Covid-19 safety measures will you have in place at the festival?
Kansas City Irish Fest is committed to the health, safety and security of our patrons, staff, volunteers and performers. We continue to update our health and safety protocols, thanks to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Kansas City Health Department. We are regularly in touch with local health officials and are committed to maintaining high standards of cleanliness and safety for our guests. As health guidelines change, Kansas City Irish Fest will post updates to our site to ensure guests have the most up to date information before joining us at the festival. Please see the FAQ section Covid-19 Guidelines for further information
What type of security measures do you have at the festival?
Kansas City Irish Fest prioritizes the security and safety of our patrons. We work closely with Crown Center Security and the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) to develop a comprehensive security plan for the festival. Kansas City Irish Fest will post updates to our site regarding bag checks, security checks, and entrance policies as we get closer to the show.
Are weapons allowed?
Weapons, firearms, fireworks and any explosives are not allowed at the festival.
Where do I park?
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 designated bus parking spots on the streets surrounding the surface lots to the south of the Crown Center Shops, east of the 27th and Grand Blvd. intersection.
If you are staying at the Sheraton or Westin, 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.
Hop on the Street Car at any of the stops between the River Market and Union Station. Visit kcstreetcar.org to check out where the stops are along the Street Car Route.
What information do you have for ADA access & accommodations?
While designated handicap parking spaces are available on levels 2A and 3A of the Crown Center Shops parking garage, we would like to get you as close to the festival grounds as possible. We encourage guests requiring wheelchair access to park in the garage directly underneath the festival grounds, at Pershing and McGee. You can enter the garage from either from the McGee street entrance on the North, or the Grand street entrance to the South.
Our festival takes place on two different levels. You can use elevators in the parking garage outside the Fest or the ramp inside the Fest to move 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.
If you have other special needs such as visual, auditory, etc please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can address your specific questions.
Who is performing at this year's festival?
Kansas City Irish Fest features more than 30 world-class acts. There is a Culture tent & stage for music and dance performances, demonstrations and readings, a children’s stage, and more. Click on the printable schedule link above for the entire lineup
When is my favorite band playing?
Check out the schedule under the entertainment tab at the top of the page. Or download our app. The app will be available at the end of August.
What can I bring?
Bring your favorite blanket and/or a small umbrella. You can even bring your own empty refillable water bottle. KC Water will not be onsite this year but the bars will have coolers where you can refill.
Sorry to say, no picnic baskets, outside coolers, outside food or drinks, or pets are allowed to be brought in to the festival grounds. Exception is service animals.
Bags being brought inside the festival are subject to inspection at the gates. We have limited bag check so we recommend not carrying a bag or using a clear bag.
Do you have a map?
Yes, the map is available on the Kansas City Irish Fest Map as well as at the top of this page. Just click the map link.
Does Kansas City Irish Fest have an app?
Yes we do! Just look for Kansas City Irish Store in the App Store or Google Play. Or go to the Download the App page under Tickets and Info on this site. App will be updated in August of 2022.
Are you accepting tokens this year?
No, 2019 was the last year Kansas City Irish Fest accepted old tokens. The festival now has registers at every bar to take your credit card payments. Please note gates, bars and merchandise tents will only take credit cards, debit cards and digital wallets.