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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
Race day will begin with Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration from 8 – 9:30am. Kids can join in on the fun by chasing a leprechaun during the Leprechaun Leap starting prior to the race. The race will begin at 9th and Jackson St. at 10am, followed by the Medals Ceremony at 10:30am. The Top 3 Male and Females will receive a medal for the ‘Half’ 5k.
Stick around and join us after the run for a day full of fun at the Irish Festival. We will have plenty of Irish Food, Irish Music, street vendors, and kids activities to go along with the Run and Parade. See full list below.
Food – Patty’s Pockets, Banger and Mash, Brats, and Burgers
Live Music / Entertainment – Flannigan’s Right Hook and Driscoll School of Dance
Street Vendors – Amber’s Country Creations, Hauge Water, Jack’s Kettle Corn, Live Wire Bling, Native Whisper Arts, Pops Candy Art, and Stumpy’s Smoked Cheeses
Kids – Bounce House, Yard Games
To register, fill out the form below and mail to Mater Dei Parish.
Questions? Please contact Mater Dei Parish at (785) 232-7744