The Kansas City Irish Fest is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the culture, music, character and history of Ireland and of the Irish people who call Kansas City home. Now planning our 6th year, the Kansas City Irish Fest was born of the merger of 2 successful smaller neighborhood events, the Brookside and Westport Irish Fests. Located in the heart of Kansas City on beautiful Crown Center Square, KCIF hosted more than 85,000 people in 2007, and is widely regarded as one of the fastest growing Irish Festivals in America. The Kansas City Irish Fest is not affiliated with, or a branch of, or managed by any retail or wholesale business, local or otherwise. We are not organized by, operated by or a chapter of any group, union or organization other than our own. KCIF is almost 100% volunteer staffed, and is grateful for the help of nearly 1500 volunteers annually.
The Kansas City Irish Fest is committed to:
Presenting family-friendly entertainment, activities and products
Providing opportunities for Irish organizations to promote positive & peaceful causes
Perpetuating the study and appreciation of Irish history and genealogy
Developing and cultivating opportunities for leadership and volunteerism
Deepening a sense of community among Irish Americans and all ethnic groups that contribute to the unique flavor and vitality of the Midwest.