Hello Lawler Irish Fest Fans!
Dates are 15-17 JUNE, 2018- make sure you mark it on your calendar! We’ve got more entertainment planned than ever and more family friendly events to make our 6th event spectacular!
This year’s theme is Irish Spirit – Lawler Pride
We welcome you to Lawler Irish Fest 2018! Whether you’ve joined us in the past or this will be your first taste of what the community of Lawler has to present, this year will have the largest lineup of entertainment and events ever!
Friday, June 15th, we are proud to welcome back past friends with The Guilty Kilts, The Shillelagh Lads & new for 2018, StateLine.
A crowd favorite, Buck Towne & The Guilty Kilts will be entertaining throughout the weekend. With his roots solidly planted in Irish soil, Buck loves to sing the tunes of his ancestors homeland. But, (of course) that’s not all. As a former heavy metal rocker, bodhran player (that’s the irish drum that looks like an oversized tamborine) and a fan of every musical genre, you never quite know what Buck will pull out of his sizeable repertoire!
Back for the third time, those fun loving Irishmen, The Shillelagh Lads. A foot stomping, jig dancing, mug pounding good time! This Eau Claire, Wi based band, provides a dynamic, spectacular traditional Irish show. They deliver a delightful atmosphere that feels like they just got off the boat!
New for 2018, StateLine is a top 40 country band based out of the NW suburbs of Chicago. They’ll be playing the newest chart-topping country music, mixed in with some of your all-time favorites along with a bit of classic country and rock. Sprinkle in some of the best dancable top-40 songs around, and you’ve got the StateLine experience!
Saturday, June 16th, the fun continues with The Grand Parade at 1:00pm. Then Main Stage entertainment with The Droughty Duck Pipe Band, Wylde Nept, The Kissers & SuperFly.
The Droughty Duck Pipe Band kicks off the day immediately following the parade. They entertain and delight with traditional pipes. This group was formed through the bonds of Scottish music and lasting friendships.
Back for the second time, The Kissers with their fresh, original kick to Celtic music. Described by some as Irish-Country-Punkadelic music wizards, this multi-award winning group is not to be missed! Rock musicians who learned Irish music, The Kissers explore the roots of that tradition while retaining their own unique essence and bring a fresh, original kick to Celtic music!
New for 2018, the Cedar Rapids Celtic band Wylde Nept. Their music, primarily inspired by traditional folk, is lively, fun and sure get your face smiling and foot tapping. Be ready to have fun, always keep your drink full at the ready, and when you hear the word “Sligo”, tip a glass with the rest of the crowd!
Then close out the night with SuperFly, the ultimate party band! Their high energy and versatility will keep you on your toes and make you dance the night away, delivering non-stop party and dance hits from a variety of musical styles and eras, including classic rock, pop rock, funk, disco, country and southern rock. Don’t be surprised if SuperFly’s frontman Kid Sparkle brings you on stage to take the famous line “More cowbell!” to a whole other level.
Activities throughout the weekend include Golf, Adult Kickball, 35 yrs. and up Softball, 5K Run/Walk, Lawler Historic Photo Gallery, Children’s Activities with Waterball & Children’s Petting Zoo at Croell Park. New inflatables, The Leprechauns of Lawler with face painting, balloon art & FREE caricatures by a real Leprechaun! Dig for treasure & other kid friendly games, Iowa Big Outdoor Movie Theater both evenings!
As part of our event this year, there will be a 4:00pm mass at The Starlite Ballroom with Father Kyle.
Can’t wait to see you all there!
Contact number: 563-238-2571 or message us through our Facebook page!
If you would like to donate towards the 2018 Lawler Irish Fest, click here!
- Click on the FORMS link above to see how you can make a tax-deductible gift at any level and participate in the Lawler Irish Fest. Ongoing support allows us to continue to provide an outstanding festival for Lawler and the surrounding communities. The more money we can raise, the more we can offer you and other visitors each year.
- Click on the VOLUNTEER link above to see our need for volunteers. A total of 100 volunteers will be needed to make this event run smoothly. You can sign up online; each shift is scheduled for only 3 hours. You will receive FREE admission to the Beer Garden/Main Stage on the day you volunteer.
Don’t forget to visit the City of Lawler website, as well. This site is also sponsored by the Lawler Irish Fest committee and provides locals with up-to-date information through its calendar, city council meeting information (agenda and minutes), stories of interest, and obituaries. Click here to visit the city’s website.
The Lawler Irish Fest holds a 501(c)(3) status; therefore, your gifts are tax deductible! Our EIN for those making online contributions is: 46-2485674.