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!

Topeka IrishFest Lite – What You Need to Know!

This year will look a little different, but we are determined to do a wee bit o’ celebratin’ for the 2021 Topeka IrishFest sponsored by Mater Dei Parish.

Join us on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 between 11am and 5pm, either in person or at home, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our homemade Irish Stew, Banger and Mash and Blind Tiger beer.

Online Order & Reservation System

Topeka IrishFest 2021 Lite

March 13, 2021

Mater Dei Parish Hall

1114 SW 10th St. Topeka, KS 66606

Order and Reservations due by Friday March 5, 2021

This is a two step process:

  1. Reserve your time for the Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery option of your choosing, here.
  2. Return to this page and click on the corresponding link at the top or bottom of this page to order, checkout and pay for your order

Topeka IrishFest Lite Menu:

  • Irish Stew – $7
  • Banger and Mash – $7
  • Blind Tiger Draws – $5
  • Bottled Water – $1
  • To-Go Blind Tiger “Growler” Gift Certificate – $25

Reservation Times For Dine-In & Pick-Up:

  • 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Social distancing dining will be in 1 hour increments, this will allow us to seat, serve and entertain you with Irish music, all while maintaining appropriate numbers indoors and maintain social distancing. Masks will be required while standing or moving around inside and outside. Masks may be removed only when seated and eating or drinking.

You are free to come before or stay after your reservation time in our outdoor beer garden which will be open till 5:00pm.

**We will provide drive thru pick-up in the alley on the north side of the Parish Hall.**

Delivery Option – We will provide delivery service by our own volunteers within the Topeka city limits for orders of $40 or more and a $10 delivery fee. Available for delivery, Irish Stew ($7), Banger and Mash ($7), and the Blind Tiger “Growler” Gift Certificate ($25). Delivery will be available between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Blind Tiger Brewery is partnering with us to offer a Gift Certificate for $25 that you can purchase and take to Blind Tiger (37th & Kansas) to redeem for one growler of your choice of their locally brewed beer to go along with your meal or it can be used on another day of your choice. Please note: We will not be able to pick-up or deliver the growlers, only the gift certificate.

If you decide to join us in person, Blind Tiger beer will be available for $5 per draw. Weather permitting, you can also enjoy your beverages in the beer garden just outside the Mater Dei Parish Hall. All proceeds benefit Mater Dei Parish.

To order meals and make your reservation, and to find out about our home delivery options, please here, or visit https://topeka-irishfest-2021.square.site/.

Don’t forget, IrishFest 5k Fun Run Virtual Race will also take place on March 13. You can find registration information at www.irishfestfunrun.com.