We are less than six months away from one of the biggest events in the Cedar Valley!

Iowa Irish Fest is set to return to Waterloo during the first full weekend in August. On August 2nd, 3rd and 4th people from all walks of life will be flocking to Eastern Iowa to check out one of the biggest celebrations of Irish culture in the Midwest.

There will be authentic Irish drinks, craftsmen, and music at this three day festival!

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The organizers of Iowa Irish Fest announced the full lineup for the bands and performers that will be taking the stage in Downtown Waterloo this August.

These performers run the sort of genre gamut. They range from traditional, pop, folk, rock and punk! This year's festival will feature 35 performing acts from all across the globe!

Of course there are quite a few returning acts, but according to the social media statement put out by the Iowa Irish Fest organizers there will be "8 new first timers."

Some big acts are set to return to headline this year!

Iowa Irish Fest Performance List

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Friday, August 1st 2024

Enter the Haggis

The Screaming Orphans

The Bow Tides

The Dublin City Ramblers

The Byrne Brothers

Colm & Laura Keegan

Seo Linn

Onóir

The Peelers

Ally the Piper

Ian Gould

Enda Reilly

Sorcha

Grace Galligan & Gráinne Fitzgibbon

Cedar Glen Pipes and Drums
Stu Ryan O’Brien
Wylde Nept
Ballyheigue
Des Moines Sessions
Crowfoot Rakes
Kellen O’Cullom

Friday Headliner:

Scythian

Saturday, August 2nd 2024

Elephant Sessions

The Screaming Orphans

The Bow Tides

The Dublin City Ramblers

The Byrne Brothers

Colm & Laura Keegan

Seo Linn

Onóir

The Peelers

Ian Gould

Enda Reilly

Blame Not the Bard

Sorcha

Grace Galligan & Gráinne Fitzgibbon

Cedar Glen Pipes and Drums
Stu Ryan O’Brien
Wylde Nept
Ballyheigue
Des Moines Sessions
Crowfoot Rakes
Kellen O’Cullom

Saturday Headliner:

Enter the Haggis

Sunday, August 3rd 2024

Elephant Sessions

The Screaming Orphans

The Dublin City Ramblers

The Byrne Brothers

Colm & Laura Keegan

Onóir

Ian Gould

Enda Reilly

Blame Not the Bard

Cedar Glen Pipes and Drums
Stu Ryan O’Brien
Wylde Nept
Ballyheigue
Des Moines Sessions
Crowfoot Rakes
Kellen O’Cullom

Sunday Headliner:

The High Kings

Dance Groups at Iowa Irish Fest

One of the essentials at every single Iowa Irish Fest, is to check out some of the talented dancers! Some great groups and schools are set to perform at the event this summer!

  • Trinity Irish Dancers
    • Performing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • The Foy Irish Dancers
    • Performing on Friday
  • The Champagne Academy of Irish Dance
    • Performing on Saturday
  • The McNulty Irish Dancers
    • Performing on Sunday

Ticket Information

Tickets for the biggest summer event in Waterloo are on sale now! You can purchase a ticket for $35, and that pass will get you into the festival every single day.

For more information on buying tickets to the event, make sure to go to the officials Iowa Irish Fest website.

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