Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with this GrouponLive deal to Indy’s Irish Festival in Military Park from Friday, September 14, to Sunday, September 16. Click here for hours and schedule info. Children 13 and younger get free admission to the festival all weekend. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get two weekend entrance passes, good for admission on Friday–Sunday (up to a $60 value).
- For $55, you get four weekend entrance passes, good for admission on Friday–Sunday (up to a $120 value).
The 17th annual Indy’s Irish Fest immerses revelers in a four-day celebration of Irish culture, music and food. A slate of 24 Irish-themed musical performers sends toe-tapping tunes into the air. Among them, Virginia Beach's The Fighting Jamesons blend punk-rock energy with traditional Irish songs, buoyed by whip-fast fiddles and jaunty bagpipes. Juno Award–winning duo Ennis—made up of sisters Maureen and Karen—cradles ears with gentler fare, crooning ballads that channel the musical traditions of the Canadian Celtic diaspora.
After catching some tunes, festivalgoers can watch as the sheep-herding demonstration shows off border collies' effortless dominion over their ovine charges. Meanwhile, kilted athletes wrangle for awards, such as Bonniest Knees, in the Kilted Mile footrace, and teams of stick-brandishing hurlers compete in an ancient Celtic sport invented to settle intertribal disputes over who ate the last Lucky Charms.
Local businesses, such as Murphy’s Steak House and the Claddagh Irish Pub, furnish guests with hearty Irish American food and imported and domestic beers. Younger revelers can bounce and play in the children’s area, and style-conscious lads and lasses can search the Irish Market for Celtic fashions, handcrafted jewelry, and Ulysses-themed lunchboxes.
Though Indy's Irish Fest sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.