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!

Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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!

IrishFest 2.5K – Sign Up Today

As the city is preparing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day six months late, we wanted to get in on the action. After all, is it ever to late or early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

So to stick with the theme of Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day and Halfway to IrishFest we will be running a ‘Half’ 5k. But don’t worry the shorter race will not be short on fun and excitement.

Click here to register today!