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Irish Fest returns to Arlington Hts.

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  • Video: Irish dancers entertain

  • Retired Chicago police officer, William Foley, rehearses with the Chicago Police Department Pipes and Drums band before performing at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27. The group consists of current and retired Chicago police officers.

       Retired Chicago police officer, William Foley, rehearses with the Chicago Police Department Pipes and Drums band before performing at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27. The group consists of current and retired Chicago police officers.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comFrom left, Sam Frye, 5, and sister Isabel, 7, both of Arlington Heights dance to music at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

      Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comFrom left, Sam Frye, 5, and sister Isabel, 7, both of Arlington Heights dance to music at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

  • Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comMike Winston, owner of Winston's in Tinley Park, grills up corned beef and cabbage sandwiches at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

      Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comMike Winston, owner of Winston's in Tinley Park, grills up corned beef and cabbage sandwiches at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

  • Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comRick Versas, of Chicago, plays fiddle with band Mulligan Stew as a large crowd looks on at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

      Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comRick Versas, of Chicago, plays fiddle with band Mulligan Stew as a large crowd looks on at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

  • Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comThe Chicago Police Pipes and Drums band perform at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

      Dave Dvorak/ddvorak@dailyherald.comThe Chicago Police Pipes and Drums band perform at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

 
Daily Herald report

Situated in the historic district of Arlington Heights, the Historical Museum's Irish Fest boasts two days packed with Irish dancing, heritage, fun and food. All proceeds benefit the historical museum and help to fund educational programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, a local historical artifacts and research library, as well as programs and events in our historic buildings, including the Banta House, the Muller House, the Heritage Gallery and Log Cabin. Irish Fest is all Irish all day for the entire family, with a huge lineup of Irish entertainment, food, vendors and cultural programs. Fans of all things Irish can spend two days on the Arlington Heights Historical Museum grounds immersed in sounds, smells and tastes of Ireland. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; no pets.

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