Missoula’s 2023 Irish Festival Returns With Changes in September
Montana has a rich "Celtic" history and it should be celebrated. Coming up the weekend of August 19th-20th is the 14th Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering. The gathering celebrates all things "Celtic" from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and more. There will be music, heavyweight athletics, food, vendors, whisky tasting, clan gatherings and entertainment for the entire family. This isn't the only gathering in Western Montana for things "Celtic".
Missoula's Irish Festival Will See Some Changes This Year
Missoula's Irish Festival has seen some changes over the years and this year is no exception. The festival has moved to September 15th this year which means it will be held on a Friday in Caras Park, downtown Missoula. The festival is put on by the Friends of Irish Studies In the West who's goal according to their website is this:
The Friends of Irish Studies in the West is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization established to unite those of Irish heritage and those with a love of Ireland.
Missoula's Irish Festival Artist Lineups
This year you can expect some great Irish music, dancing, hurlers, and vendors. The event will get underway at 3:00pm. According to the Montana Irish Festival's Facebook page the lineup of artists is a combination of music and dance.
- Celtic Dragon Pipe Band
- Juniper Creek
- Carroll Henderson Irish Dancers
- Missoula Irish Dancers
- Montana Shamrockers
- Gothard Sisters
The Friends of Irish Studies in the West Offers
The Friends of Irish Studies in The West supplies information on the Irish Studies program at the University of Montana, the Irish language, Irish Dancing, documentaries and more. Make your plans to attend the Missoula Irish Festival coming up this September in Missoula.