Thank You Topeka!

On behalf of the Topeka IrishFest committee, THANK YOU TOPEKA, for braving the cold and coming down to celebrate with us!

To all of our volunteers, we could not pull this event off without you. Thank you for your time and talents year after year!

To our sponsors, without your generous financial support, we would not be able to provide our community with such a fun and free event. Thank You!

Mater Dei Irish Fest 5k Fun Run, thank you for kicking off the fun with another great 5k! To all the runners who didn’t let the 21 degrees at start time deter you from running, thank you!

Irish Club of Topeka, thank you for putting on another wonderful parade!

We will be back at Evergy Plaza for Irish Fest 2023!

IF5k, IrishFest, and Parade – Are A Go, March 12th

Snow won’t stop the Irish from celebrating their heritage! We all will be hard at work clearing Evergy Plaza in preparation for IrishFest 2022! We hope you will join us for all the fun and festivities in beautiful Downtown Topeka!

The 2022 Topeka St. Patrick’s Day parade will begin at noon, Saturday, March 12th. Join us at Evergy Plaza and enjoy live music, authentic food, Blind Tiger craft beer or a warm Irish Coffee as the parade rolls by directly in front of us! (Pro tip – Evergy Plaza has an awesome fire pit!)

It’s Getting Closer To Celebration Time!

Topeka IrishFest 2022 will be here before we know it. All the details are being completed and the excitement for the big day is growing. We have finalized up our 2022 Topeka IrishFest entertainment lineup. Join us as Boys of the Prairie, Carswell and Hope, and Driscoll School of Irish Dance take the stage at Evergy Plaza in beautiful Downtown Topeka!

2022 IrishFest – Location Change, More Fun

We invite our community to join us on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Topeka IrishFest. This year, we’ll be in a new location at Evergy Plaza in downtown Topeka at 630 S. Kansas Ave. We’ll start off with our popular 5K fun run at 10 a.m. and continue the fun with Irish Food (including our popular Patty’s Pockets), a beer garden, games, live bands and Irish dancing. The Topeka St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at noon in the downtown area and pass right by our event! There will be something for everyone.

We Invite You to Volunteer for IrishFest

We are in need of volunteers for IrishFest in a variety of capacities including set up, serving food, selling apparel and clean up. If you have a teenage child in need of service hours for school, we would be happy to put them to work! If interested, send an email to topekairishfest@gmail.com.

For more information, and to register for the FunRun, visit www.TopekaIrishFest.com.

Hurry and register for the 5k run, the price increases after Jan. 31st!

IrishFest ‘Half’ 5k Finishers

Congratulations to all this year’s runners, we had wonderful weather accompany us as we tried out a new race distance. This year’s event was won by Nicholas Prater, with a time of 9:45 for the 2.5k distance. Megan Tetuan set the pace for the women with a time of 13:39. Congratulations to all of our medal winners. Our youngest participant this was 7 yr old Riley Drury who finished first in her age group with a time of 15:00.

Thank you again to all of our registrants and participants who make this event what it is year in and year out.