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Irish Fest gets warm welcome, continues today

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  • Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning of Small Potatoes perform Friday during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights.

       Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning of Small Potatoes perform Friday during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Nathan Oberg, 4, of Rockford sticks his head through a plywood leprechaun cutout during Friday's Irish Fest in Arlington Heights while visiting the event with his grandmother, a resident of the village.

       Nathan Oberg, 4, of Rockford sticks his head through a plywood leprechaun cutout during Friday's Irish Fest in Arlington Heights while visiting the event with his grandmother, a resident of the village.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Annie Piet, left, tries on a hat while attending Irish Fest with friend Nary Naughton on Friday in Arlington Heights Friday. Both girls are 11 years old and live in Arlington Heights.

       Annie Piet, left, tries on a hat while attending Irish Fest with friend Nary Naughton on Friday in Arlington Heights Friday. Both girls are 11 years old and live in Arlington Heights.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
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Irish Fest in Arlington Heights opened Friday night to a crowd ready to party. The annual two-day festival on the grounds of the Arlington Heights Historical Museum pulls together Irish song, dance, entertainment, food and vendors from around the Chicago area. The festival continues from 4 to 11 p.m. today at Euclid and Vail avenues on the north side of downtown Arlington Heights.

Here is today's lineup:

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4 p.m.: McNulty Irish Dancers perform.

4 to 8 p.m.: Odds and Ends Exhibit.

4 to 8 p.m.: Wee Folk Tent open, with face painting and balloons.

5 p.m.: Celli Workshop.

4:45 to 6:15 p.m.: Mulligan Stew performs.

6:15 p.m.: Best Legs in Kilt Contest.

6:45 to 8:15 p.m.: The Chancey Brothers perform.

8:30 p.m.: Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society perform.

8:45 p.m.: Irish raffle drawing.

9 to 10:30 p.m.: Mike & Joe perform.

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