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Kiss me, I'm Irish

Are you looking for a guaranteed fun filled weekend for the entire family including Fido? If so, head out to Fair Park for the North Texas Irish Festival. This is the largest Celtic festival in the southwest United States. This years’ festival will include a variety of Celtic music and dance from the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

The North Texas Irish Festival is sponsored and produced by the Southwest Celtic Music Association. The first festival, known as the First Texas Ceili, took place on March 5, 1983 at Nick Farrelly’s Lounge on Oak Lawn which has now become Pappadeux Seafood Restaurant. The Festival grew by leaps and bounds and was moved to the cultural center at Fair Park. Today, the festival continues to grow and encompasses several buildings.

Events begin today, (Friday, March 05, 2010) at 6:00 p.m. This fabulous cultural delight will last the entire weekend. On Saturday, the festival will be open from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $10 on Friday, 15$ for Saturday or Sunday, and $30 for a three day pass. Students receive a discount with their school ID. Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal. Fair Park is located at 1300 Robert B. Cullum, Dallas, Texas 75210.

A smorgasbord of food and drinks will be available as well as a wealth of International entertainment. Children will love the storytellers and street performers and won’t want to miss the horses. For more information check their website at www.ntif.org or find them on facebook . Email Elisha at examinerelisha@gmail.com.

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