20th Annual Irish Festival

Celebrate Irish music, food and culture. The Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well activities for children, craft vendors and authentic Irish food.

JigJam (1:30-2:45 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.), a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the Midlands in Ireland, will make their Hofstra debut, performing traditional Irish music mixed with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre that has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ or “CeltGrass.” 

11 a.m. Festival opens to the public.


For information, please call the Festival Hotline at 516-463-6582 or visit hofstra.edu/festivals.


Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Mack Physical Education Center, North Campus

Please note: this event is being held in the Mack Physical Education Center

Admission: $6 adult; $5 senior citizen (65 and older); children under 12 admitted free.

Members of the Hofstra community also receive one free admission upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.


The public may call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582 or visit hofstra.edu/festivals for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at (516) 463-6504. Guests may also become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.



Visit hofstra.edu/festivals for more information. 

Vendor Application

20th Annual Irish Festival news article

Sunday, March 11, 2018





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Physical Education Center
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Phone: 516-463-6582
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