The area’s only annual festival dedicated to celebrating Irish-American heritage is set for this Saturday.
STROUDSBURG, PA | On Saturday, September 10, 2022, The Pocono Irish-American Club (PIAC) will be hosting their 2nd annual Irish American Festival at the Courthouse Square in Stroudsburg.
The festival is set to begin at 11:30 AM, with the National anthem, and runs until 8 PM. Festivities celebrating Irish-American heritage are scheduled to begin at noon. Admission to the festival is free, as well as parking throughout the borough. Courthouse Square will be closed for the event as the streets will be lined with food, beer, wine vendors, craft vendors, and a celebrity dunk tank.
The music lineup will feature Irish, Celtic, and Folk music with a closing set by a full lineup of well-known local musicians.
Saturdays Music Lineup Includes:
- Galway Girls at 1 PM
- Bogside Rogues at 2:30 PM
- The Tossers at 4:15 PM
Local Bands set to start at 6:30 PM include:
- Des & Clodagh Conboy + Friends
- Jesse Bardwell
- The Noble Brothers
- Flyin’ Blind
The Tossers come from Chicago, IL, and will be headlining the music lineup. The Tossers are one of the first and most enduring bands on the Celtic punk underground. The Tossers mix the attitude and swagger of punk rock with a muscular but respectful approximation of Irish traditional folk music.
Brian J Gallagher, President of the PIAC is excited about the festival. “It’s gonna be a great show starting with the Stroudsburg Highschool Chorus singing God Bless America. Followed by a very talented musical line up, including The Tossers coming all the ways from Chicago,” said Gallagher. “Senator Mario Scavello as well as Representative Rosemary Brown will also be there to say a couple of words. It should be great, a lot of fun, over 35 vendors, beer, face painting for kids, overall great things for everybody, and it looks like the weather will be cooperating as well.”
The Pocono Irish American Club was founded in 1978 to preserve and promote Irish culture. Its mission is to preserve and promote Irish culture. Every year since its founding, the club has organized and produced the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and other events including the Irish American Festival.
For more information:
PIAC Website: www.poconoirishamericanclub.com