The 2014 festival season kicks off in the Northwest suburbs with Irish Fest, from 2-11 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in downtown Mount Prospect.
A huge heated tent in the Chase Bank parking lot, Emerson Street and Busse Avenue, will hose Celtic music, Irish food and beer.
• 2-2:30 p.m. Sullivan Irish Dancers
• 2:30-3 p.m. Trinity Irish Dancers
• 3:30-5 p.m. The Dooley Brothers
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. They Might Be Irish
• 8-11 p.m. Larkin and Moran Brothers
Free parking is available across the street in the Village Hall parking deck.
Food vendors include Olympus Gyros, serving fish & chips; Mount Prospect Firefighter Union Local 4119, serving hamburgers, hot dogs and Harrington's corned beef sandwiches; the chamber of commerce, selling Guinness, Harp and other beverages.
Vendors include Paddy's on the Square of Long Grove, Galway Bakers, Completely Nuts, and the Mount Prospect Junior Women's Club.
Visit www.mpirishfest.com for more information.