Festival Information

The Irish Fest in the Forest was historically held yearly as a street-style Irish music and dance festival focusing on family friendly entertainment and furthering all things Irish. After spending many years in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh where it was known as the Raleigh Irish Music Festival, the event moved to Wake Forest and became the Feis in the Forest. After another rebranding it is now known as the Irish Fest in the Forest. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, along with numerous sponsors, host this event.

Previous year’s charity partners:

2013 3 Irish Jewels Farm (now 3 Bluebirds Farm)
2014 Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies
2015 Transitions LifeCare
2016 Carolina For The Kids
2017  Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry
2018 Saving Grace Animals for Adoption
2019 Diaper Bank of North Carolina
2020 No festival
2021 No festival
2022 None selected
2023 The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

A few scenes from the 2016 festival:

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