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Iowa Irish Fest – CANCELLED

July 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - August 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

June 26, 2020:

Iowa Irish Fest organizers announced today that they will cancel the 2020 Iowa Irish Fest scheduled for July 31-Aug. 2 in downtown Waterloo.  “Yesterday, Gov. Reynolds extended the emergency declaration through July 25, which calls for social distancing,” said Chad Shipman, Iowa Irish Fest director. “This declaration end-date may possibly be extended again — and is too close to our fest start date to allow our committee and our wonderful fans and artists from around the world to properly plan for the festival. Travel restrictions also are still in effect for international travel, and many of our artists come to us from Ireland, Scotland and other restricted countries. Unfortunately, government action related to COVID-19 has forced us to cancel our festival.”  Tickets have solely been sold online this year through the Iowa Irish Fest website. Iowa Irish Fest will be emailing all ticketholders next week with ticket refund information.

Next year’s Iowa Irish Fest will be August 6-8, 2021.


July 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
August 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm