Join NBC 5 at the 30th annual North Texas Irish Festival Friday, March 2-4 at Fair Park in Dallas.
North Texas Irish Festival is one of the largest Irish cultural events in the Southwest. This festival celebrates the music of the Emerald Isle by featuring many of the top Irish musicians and dancers in the nation. You can also catch cultural presentations on nine stages.
The NTIF will open on Friday night, March 2, at 6 PM with full festival activities. Those activities include performances by national and regional musicians. The festivities will continue throughout the weekend, and feature some of the very finest in Irish entertainment including enchanting storytellers and educational workshops. The festival will also offer a variety of delicious Irish and international food and drink, cultural crafts, and ethnic vendors.
Hungry appetites can be satisfied with traditional Irish cuisine including Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, or even fish and chips at one of the many food booths. New this year are culinary presentations from top chefs who will modernize Irish classics with new flavor twists and cook with traditional Irish ingredients.
Stop by and search for a new pet at the largest gathering of animal rescue groups in North Texas. Last year alone, 111 animals found new homes through the North Texas Irish Festival.
Adult tickets are free from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday night and $10 after 7:00p.m. Tickets will be half off at the gate by saying “Happy 30th!". A one-day ticket is $20 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday at the gate, while a two-day ticket is $25 and a weekend pass is $30. Discount tickets will be available at area Tom Thumb stores.
Children 11 and under are FREE when accompanied by adult family member. Dogs are allowed in on a short leash and a $1 donation to the SPCA is requested. Members of the SCMA, Students (with ID) and senior citizens age 65 and over receive a $2 discount at the gate. For more information, visit www.ntif.org.