While you may have heard some buzz about the 3rd Annual Annapolis Irish festival you will want to read some of the facts that make it one of the most loved events in the greatest city in the nation! Read below for the top 8 reasons you don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement at this great event!
The 3rd Annual Annapolis Irish Festival, set to take place on Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, is expected to attract over 22,000 people and will feature traditional Celtic music, nationally recognized bands, Irish dancing, special workshops and exhibits and authentic Irish food as well as a large childrenâ€™s area. The event will once again kick-off with a special Friday night Twilight Concert from 4-10 pm, sponsored by the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Three bands will take the stage for this salute to the military and will include free admission for everyone between 4-5 pm and free for all men and women currently serving the country with an active military ID. After 5 pm, tickets are $10.00 for general admission.
Gates will open at 11am on Saturday and tickets are $20 for adults with children under 12 free. For tickets or more information, log onto www.annapolisirishfestival.com. (Loews Annapolis Hotel is the Official Hotel of the Annapolis Irish Festival and is offering special rates for festival attendees.)
Gaelic Storm, one of the world music sceneâ€™s preeminent Celtic Bands will be the headliner. Their newly released album â€œChicken Boxerâ€ made #1 on the Billboard World Albums Charts – the third Gaelic Storm album to make #1. Joining them are two internationally acclaimed Celtic Rock Bands; Albannach bringing theâ€ Fire and Thunder of Scotlandâ€ to Annapolis and Synthian, Celtic Rock with an edge. In addition, there will be Annapolis based Dublin 5, the Gothard Sisters and the Shamrogues as well as the Screaming Orphans, Kilmaine Saints, Crossing Celtic, Seamus Kennedy, Brian Gaffney, Brendanâ€™s Voyage and the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums. Irish dancing will be performed by the Culkin, Hunt and Broesler Schools of Irish Dance.
The FREE childrenâ€™s area, presented by Busch Gardens Williamsburg and titled â€œLittle Leprechaun Land,â€ will be opened 11 am-5 pm on Saturday only and will feature pony rides, face painting, family entertainment, step dancing lessons, a bouncy castle, and games as well as special appearances by Bush Gardens Animal Ambassadors.
Address of 3rd Annual Annapolis Irish festival
1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville
Crownsville, Maryland, 21032
3rd Annual Annapolis Irish Dates
The 3rd Annual Annapolis Irish festival is a 2 day celebration with events starting on July 12, 2013
Top 8 reasons to go to the 3rd Annual Annapolis Irish festivities
3rd Annual Annapolis Irish celebration Genre
Estimated attendance: 22000
Top 5 words associated with the fest
- Celtic music
- children’s play area
- Irish workshops
- authentic Irish food and drinks
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