It’s never too early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Join us on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Topeka IrishFest at 8th and Jackson in Downtown Topeka. We’ll start off with our popular fun run – 2.5 K – at 10 a.m. and hope you’ll join us for Irish Food (including our popular Patty’s Pockets), a beer garden, whiskey tasting, adult and children’s games, live bands and Irish dancing. The Topeka St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at noon in the downtown area, so there will be something for everyone.

10 a.m. – Laces better be tied, it’s go time for the 2.5K!

10 a.m. – Hydration is key, BEER GARDEN is open!

10 a.m. – Delicious Irish FOOD is served!

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Live Irish Bands and Dancing

Noon – Topeka St. Patrick’s Day Parade

12:30 p.m. – Whiskey Tasting – Jameson Family ($30)

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Jameson Caskmates – IPA Edition
  • Jameson Caskmates – Stout Edition
  • Jameson – Black Barrel

1:30 p.m. – Whiskey Tasting – Taste of Ireland ($20)

  • Paddy Old Irish Whiskey
  • Powers Gold Label
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Redbreast

2:30 p.m. – Whiskey Tasting – Evolution of Bourbon Tour ($20)

  • Mellow Corn
  • Elijah Craig
  • Evan William’s
  • Rittenhouse

3:30 p.m. – Whiskey Tasting – Bourbon Tour ($30)

  • Woodford Reserve
  • Wild Turkey Longbranch
  • Maker’s 46
  • Old Grand-Dad 114 Degrees

Each whiskey tasting is open to 15 people, tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the token booth!

6:00 p.m. – IrishFest Closes and we beginning planning to celebrate with you again in March!

Bounce house and kids games open throughout the day! So come early and stay late, we can’t wait to celebrate with you Topeka!

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