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Frequently Asked Questions

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 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)

Children’s activities will include appropriate programming on stage and in the area including Silly Safari presentations on Saturday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  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 continuing with 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.

What should I know about parking?

On-site festival parking is limited. There are several free parking lots located around Garfield Park that are first-come, first-served, as well as street parking. 

Please be courteous of the residents if you park in a residential area.

What are other ways to get to Indy Irish Fest?

Fans are encouraged to take advantage of various rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.

Fans may use Indy’s expansive public transportation options including Red Line Rapid Buses (less than 10 minute walk to the main entrance from the Garfield Park Station SB and Raymond Station SB). 

Bicycling via Indianapolis Cultural Trail and Pleasant Run Trail is also a convenient way to get to Garfield Park. Secured bike racks will be located at the festival entrance for those that wish to lock up their bicycles.


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