St. Patrick's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean our love for all things Irish here in Northeast Iowa is!

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Summer is always a great time in Northeastern Iowa, but August is an even better time to be in downtown Waterloo. Iowa's biggest celebration of Irish heritage and culture will be back in the city of Waterloo in just a few months.

Iowa Irish Fest is entering its 16th year of existence, and will take place during the very first weekend in August. August 5th through the 7th will see Irish bands from all over the world come to the Lincoln Park Area in Waterloo.

Iowa Irish Fest
Iowa Irish Fest

The event keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. While there are no specific details about the full schedule of the cultural festival, we do know that the weekend will be filled to the brim with Irish music and performances.

Last year, some festival goers could partake in some whiskey tasting classes along with some other cultural events.

Officials from Iowa Irish Fest announced their full lineup on St. Patrick's Day.

Some favorites will be returning for the 2022 festival. Screaming Orphans and Red Hot Chili Pipers are just a few of the major acts that will be coming to Waterloo come August.

Here is the full list of all of the performers who are expected to take the stage this summer.

Friday Headliner: The Red Hot Chili Pipers

Saturday Headliner: Gaelic Storm

Sunday Headliner: The High Kings


The Screaming Orphans

The Elders

Socks in the Frying Pan

The Dublin City Ramblers

The Logues

Aoife Scott

Boxing Banjo

Shane Hennessy

The Friel Sisters

The Black Donnellys

Brother Crowe

Ian Gould

Blame Not the Bard

Peadar Hickey

Kellen O’Cullom

Stu Ryan O'Brien

Cedar Glen Pipes and Drums

Wylde Nept

The Langer’s Ball

The Lads


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