Irish Fest Camden is a family-friendly festival celebrating Irish and Celtic heritage in Camden, SC. The event was conceived by festival founder and director, Rebekah O'Hara. The festival is produced by Irish Fest Camden, LLC as a fundraising mechanism for charitable organizations in the community. The event has grown in just five short years to host over 4000 visitors at its festival held annually on the first Saturday of March.
Proceeds from Irish Fest Camden benefit Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and its capital campaign to restore its historical structure located in downtown Camden. Irish Fest Camden is grateful for the community support it has received through the years. In celebration of the 5th Annual Irish Fest Camden in 2021, we have established the Irish Fest Camden Community Grant and cordially invite Kershaw County organization to be considered for a portion of event proceeds. The grant will be awarded to organizations that devote their efforts to healthcare, children and family welfare, animal welfare, education, community enrichment, and primarily provide support services within Kershaw County. Applications may be submitted by February 28, 2021 to IrishFestGrant@gmail.com.