Céad Míle Fáilte

Greetings!

Did you know…
It’s been 1,557 years since St. Patrick died in Ireland, 256 years since the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City, 115 years since St. Patrick’s Day became a national holiday in Ireland – and 23 years since the first Burlington Irish Heritage Festival! We’re proud to announce this special season of celebration once again in 2018, with festivities extending from March 3 – 30. For a kickoff, don’t miss the Vermont Winter Renaissance Faire, bringing spunk and sparkle to those late-winter days. Throughout the month of March, you can learn about Irish-American history or your own Irish roots. You can listen to beautiful musical performances in an intimate setting, join in the Ceili dancing, or introduce your little ones to traditional Irish crafts and musical instruments.

Once again, we thank our partners and sponsors who are making the 2018 Festival possible: Young Tradition Vermont, Vermont Gatherings, Fletcher Free Library, the Vermont Genealogy Library, Michael O’Dowd (KW Realty), Hill Attorney, Bob’s Awesome Books, Rí Rá Irish Pub and Restaurant, and Wild West Irish Tours.

The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival will not dye the Winooski River green. We can’t promise a marching band down Church Street or a float parade around City Hall Park. But we can invite you to share this joyful season with some of the most gifted ambassadors of Irish heritage that you’ll find anywhere St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated.

Be well,
2018 Festival Planning Committee


Congratulations to our 2017 Grand Prize winner, Miranda B.W! Not only did she have a wonderful time touring Ireland on the 7-day vacation for two – she got engaged in Tullamore! You can see her photos here.


Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival.

DONATE TO THE FESTIVAL TODAY!

 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors and partners!

Platinum
Hill Attorney Michael O'Dowd, Realtor

 

 

Silver
Bob's Awesome Books Fletcher Free Library Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant
2018 Winter Faire
Young Traditions Vermont