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The Buffalo Irish Festival

***********July 29- 31, 2022 * Hours: Friday 5-10PM , Saturday 11AM-10PM Sunday, 11AM-8PM. ************

FAQ

Where is the 2022 Buffalo Irish Festival located?

Lakeside Lawn at Buffalo Outer Harbor, 825 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203. Walk through the tunnel next to the skate park to find the festival entrance.

I bought my tickets online. How do I access them?

Your tickets will come in an email from Tixr, our ticketing site. No tickets will be shipped or snail mailed. All Buffalo Irish Festival tickets are print-at-home or scannable on your phone. Bring your printed ticket or e-ticket to the gate for entry to the festival.

What are festival hours?

Festival hours are Friday, July 29 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m; and Sunday, July 31 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bishop Mike Fisher will celebrate Mass on Sunday under the festival tent at 10:30 a.m. All who attend Mass receive free admission that day.

How much are tickets?

There are lots of options to enjoy a day at the festival or the entire weekend. Kids 12 and under are free. Admission prices are:

𝙁𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 $10

𝙎𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 $20

𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 $15 -- all guests who attend Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday under the festival tent will get free admission that day

𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝘼𝙙𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 $35

𝙎𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙄𝙋 𝙏𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙩 $50

𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙄𝙋 𝙏𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙩 $50

Are there any discounts on admission?

Kids 12 and under are free. Bishop Mike Fisher from the Diocese of Buffalo will celebrate Mass on Sunday, July 31 under the festival tent at 10:30 a.m. All who attend Mass receive free admission that day.

What's included in a VIP ticket?

Purchase a $50 Saturday and/or Sunday VIP ticket to enjoy these great benefits: Admission for 1 person on Saturday or Sunday; 2 free drinks; premium VIP bathrooms; preferred viewing section at the main stage where you can mingle with the bands. VIP passes are full price for all ages, stroller infants 2 years of age or under are free when accompanied by a paying VIP ticket holder.

Does my child need a VIP ticket to accompany me in the VIP tent?

Yes. VIP passes are full price for all ages, stroller infants 2 years of age or under are free when accompanied by a paying VIP ticket holder.

Will tickets be sold at the gate?

Yes, but we recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance to save time and avoid long lines. Get them here.

Can I leave and re-enter the festival?

Re-entry is permitted on the day your ticket is valid. Weekend pass holders will be permitted re-entry throughout the weekend.

Ticketing issues and/or questions?

Once you purchase a festival ticket you will receive a confirmation email from our ticket partner, Tixr. Your Buffalo Irish Festival ticket will be attached to that email confirmation. Print the ticket at home or have it easily accessible on your smartphone. For technical issues, contact info@buffalowaterfront.com.

I purchased tickets and now can't attend. Can I get a refund?

All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a full refund will be automatically issued to each patron on the credit card used to purchase. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy.

What if it rains?

The festival will go on, rain or shine! The vast majority of activities will take place under a tent -- bands, bars, vendors, kids activities, Mass, etc.

Is there parking? Will there be accessible parking spots for person(s) with a disability?

Plenty of parking spaces are available in the lots surrounding the festival grounds at the Outer Harbor. Limited accessible parking spots will be available.

Is there a cost to park?

Parking is FREE!

Is there a shuttle to/from the parking lot?

Golf cart rides will be available for those who need assistance getting from the parking lot to the admission gate and back. Look for the shuttle signs.

Are there accomodations for patrons with disabilities?

Accessible port-o-potties are available throughout the grounds. Limited accessible parking spots will be available. Golf cart rides will be available for those who need assistance getting from the parking lot to the admission gate and back. Please note we are on State Park grounds. Festival organizers have attempted to make the area as accessible as possible, however, some areas are beyond our abilities to make completely accommodating.

Will there be food?

Yes! The Banshee and Fat Bob's will sell food throughout the weekend, along with a few other food vendors each day.

Is there an ATM on site?

Yes, an ATM will be available for your use at the festival.

What forms of payment are accepted at the festival?

Sales at the admission gate, t-shirts, band merchandise, and bar sales are CASH ONLY. Please come prepared with cash or utilize the ATM on site. Food and vendor sales may accept cards, but their accepted payment forms may vary.

What items are prohibited?

The following items are prohibited at the Buffalo Irish Festival: Guns, knives or weapons of any kind; Illegal substances and paraphernalia; Backpacks, drawstring bags, large purses/totes (all bags/wallets must be 12"x12" or less); Outside food and beverage, including coolers; Professional cameras and video recording equipment/devices; Glass bottles; Laser pointers; Air horns; Fireworks; Umbrellas; Selfie sticks, tripods, or monopods; Bicycles (the venue encourages ride-sharing and bicycles may be secured in bike racks in front of the venue; please bring your own lock!); Animals, unless registered service animal (documentation required); Any other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate by venue/security staff.

Can I bring in my own food and drinks?

Outside food and beverage, including coolers, are prohibited.

Will there be seating? 

Yes! Tables and chairs will be available under the tents where the bands are playing and other areas throughout the festival grounds.

Are service animals allowed?

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Therapy dogs are not permitted. Registered service animals (documentation required) are OK.

How do I become a vendor?

For information on becoming a vendor at the 2023 Buffalo Irish Festival please contact vendors@buffaloirishfestival.com

How do I become a sponsor?

For information on becoming a sponsor at the 2023 Buffalo Irish Festival please contact info@buffaloirishfestival.com.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

For information on volunteering at the 2023 Buffalo Irish Festival please contact info@buffaloirishfestival.com.

Who do I contact for media inquiries?

Please contact media@buffaloirishfestival.com.

Who do I contact for general festival information?

Please contact info@buffaloirishfestival.com.

When will the 2023 Buffalo Irish Festival dates be announced?

Soon! For the latest announcements, follow the festival on Facebook at @BuffaloIrishFestival or on Instagram at @festivalbuffaloirish.