ArtsQuest, Donegal Square and Red Stag Pub announce new Irish Heritage Festival slated for March


It’s time to bring your kilts and sweaters to the dry cleaners and gather all the ingredients needed for your favorite haggis-related dish, as a new Irish holiday is just around the corner.

On Tuesday, ArtsQuest announced Sláinte, a new celebration of Irish heritage in the Lehigh Valley, slated for mid-March. The four-day festival, produced in part by Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, is scheduled for March 17-20. Of course, this first day is St. Patrick’s Day, a great reason to celebrate the Emerald Isle for four days in a row.

The passes are now on sale to the general public for $ 99 and can be found at SteelStacks.org. The passes include admission to all musical performances, which will include a number of groups crossing the Atlantic from Ireland.

The full group schedule will be announced shortly.

Much of the festival will feature Ireland’s two greatest traditions: music and whiskey. Along with plenty of Celtic tunes, the festival will feature VIP whiskey tastings and other fine dining events, including an Irish breakfast on Sundays. Donegal Square and Red Stag owner and operator Neville Gardner will oversee the traditional food and drink pairings.

Tickets for individual events will go on sale soon.

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Connor Lagore can be contacted at [email protected].

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