Irish Fest Camden is a family-friendly festival celebrating Irish and Celtic heritage in Camden, SC, held annually the first Saturday of March. The festival, in its 4th year, features live Irish music and dancing, the Children's Leprechaun Parade, the Lucky Leprechaun 5K race, a kids zone, arts & crafts, Irish story-telling, the Medieval/Renaissance encampment, Irish wolfhounds, Gypsy Vanner horses, exotic birds, bagpipes, whiskey tasting, food trucks, Guinness, and of course green beer.
The festival's Saturday main event is held on the spacious grounds of Historic Camden Revolutionary War park. Visitors will experience an authentic Irish atmosphere as the site's McCaa's Tavern is transformed into an Irish pub for the day serving up Shepherd's Pie and lively pub tunes.
Put on your most festive green attire and don't miss Irish Fest Camden 2020!
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 three short years to host over 3000 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. An integral part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help's mission is to support community building, social outreach and stewardship by assessing the needs of our community. OLPH participates and supports several community groups in Camden and Kershaw County, including Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, Food for the Soul, Habitat for Humanity and Fostering Foster Animal Rescue. For more information visit: ourlady-camden.org.