2nd Annual California Irish Festival 2017

February 7, 2017

By Armida Villalvazo

Irish Festival

2017 has kicked-off with many monthly celebrations across the Inland Empire. As we know it, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in March with many festivities. Save the date for the 2nd Annual California Irish Festival. Four city blocks will be closed down to assure everyone has an unforgettable experience. 

The 2nd Annual California Irish Festival will take place on, Saturday March 11, 2017, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday March 12, 2017, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., in Downtown Upland. The California Irish Festival celebrates the greatest in Irish cuisine & food trucks, family fun, vendors, live Celtic music, multiple beer gardens, bagpipes and much more. 

California Irish Festival is free to the public, bring your family and friends to Downtown Upland and celebrate in community the 2017 California Irish Festival. Playing on two different stages the bands Wake The Bard, Brick Top Blaggers, Craic Haus, The Mckintree Boys and more. 

The event will take place on the cross streets of 2nd Ave and 9th Street in Historic Downtown Upland. Opening ceremonies begin on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. with the Upland High School Regiment Boosters Pipe Band and local Mayor & Upland Chamber of Commerce members. 

This year’s California Irish Festival will feature Irish dancers, folk singers, opening ceremonies, and more Irish food, including cabbage beef sandwiches, red ale bangers & mash, and much more.

There are packages of beer tickets available to patrons who wish to save some money at the event can pre-purchase beer tickets at CaliforniaIrishFest.com. Patrons also have the option of getting a VIP package at the website, as well, which includes: 4 beer tickets, an insulated growler bag, a BierBuzz bottle-opener lanyard, and a 2017 California Irish Festival shirt. 

For more information visit https://www.californiairishfest.com/

A portion of the proceeds will go to the help the Historic “Downtown Upland Merchants Association” to revitalize downtown Upland and "Dive Warriors," a 501(c)3 charity that helps disabled veterans.