What about COVID?
  • We are requiring all volunteers for the festival to be fully vaccinated and masked during their shifts.  
  • We are working on other Covid19 protocol for the gathering.  We will adhere to any and all recommendations and requirements put in place by the Indiana Department of Health and Marion County restrictions. 
  • Because we do not know what might be in place by September we are not providing all details but will do so as we approach the event dates.
The Indy Irish Fest Committee is committed to putting on a fun and safe event at Garfield Park this September for everyone and we continue to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19.  Taking into account the current situation and projections for this Fall we are updating our safety precautions.  To keep our volunteers and attendees as safe as possible, in addition to requiring all volunteers be fully vaccinated, it will be required for all volunteers to wear a mask (over their nose and mouth) for the duration of their shift.  Even though we will be outside there will not be enough space at all volunteer locations to have appropriate social distancing.  
If you are not fully vaccinated or not able or willing to wear a mask for the duration of your shift please cancel your volunteer request. We hope you are able to volunteer with us for future Fests.  Thank you for supporting the Fest and doing your part to help stop the spread.  
If you have questions, please contact us at volunteer@indyirishfest.com or irishinfo@indyirishfest.com.
 Indy Irish Fest Volunteer Managers
What can I bring?  (Subject to Change)
  • Blankets
  • Chairs
  • Strollers
  • Up to one (1) gallon of water (factory sealed)
  • Friends and Family!
What do I leave at home? (Subject to Change)
  • Tents
  • Large umbrellas
  • Coolers
  • Food & Beverages
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Drones
  • Scooters
  • Weapons of any sort – legal or otherwise
Can/Should I Ride my Bike?

Yes, you should totally ride your bike!  We have a bike corral at the entrance gate, where you can leave your bike and enjoy the festival.  

Is the event dog friendly?

Because we will be limited in space and because having dogs at the park creates an environment where people would be closer together, we will not allow dogs on the site this year.

Is the event handicap friendly?

The event takes place in a city park with grassy and treed areas through out.  The park provides some handicap parking spaces and they are available as first-come first serve basis.

Can I smoke while at the event?

As of July 1, 2021 Indianapolis prohibits smoking or vaping in all city parks.  Garfield Park is a City of Indianapolis park so no smoking or vaping will be allowed on-site.

When is the Family Wee Folk Area open?  (Subject to Change)

Due to COVID and the inability for children under 12 to be vaccinated, the children’s area will be replaced with children’s programming on stage including Silly Safari presentations at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Masks will be available.  Parents must accompany children.  You are encouraged to take photos of your child(ren) before entering the park in the event that you get separated.

Does the Kilted Mile registration include entrance to the event?  (TBD)
How do I volunteer?

Go to our volunteer page and sign up.

Why do I have to provide my date of birth and driver’s license number to volunteer?

We take the safety of our attendees and volunteers very seriously.  In order to assure that we can verify the identity of each of our volunteers, we conduct a mini background check on all of our volunteers using this information.

Will there be a Mass this year? 

Because we are moving to a two-day event this year involving only Friday and Saturday, there will be no Mass celebrated on-site.  

How can I be a merchandise vendor at the festival?

To be considered for future festivals complete the merchandise vendor form.  We consider only vendors selling Irish or Celtic merchandise.

How can I be considered as a performer for the festival?

To be considered for future festivals complete the entertainer form.

Can I be a food vendor at the festival?

Our opportunities for food vending are generally limited to local Irish/Celtic restaurants, pubs, or charitable organizations or to festival sponsors.  If you’d like to be considered for future festivals complete the food vendor form.



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