Check out what’s going on at the Janesville Irish Fest!

The Janesville Irish Fest is a family festival celebrating Janesville’s Irish heritage and culture, sponsored by Kerry Ingredients. The four-day event will be held on October 3-6, 2013. The festival is a citywide collaboration among local organizations and businesses. The events will be held at various participating venues throughout the city featuring exhibitions, entertainment, music, food, children’s events and other Irish-themed festivities.

October 2013

Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special @ HHFFRRRGGH
Thursday all-day
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special  @ HHFFRRRGGH   | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
An Irish Favorite! Loaded with mouth watering corned beef and melted swiss on a pretzel roll.  The Guinness mustard finishes this sandwich with the perfect [...]
Irish Feast Speakeasy Style @ The Speakeasy
Thursday @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Irish Feast Speakeasy Style @ The Speakeasy | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Featuring Reuben soup with Irish soda bread. Bowl $6 Cup $4 Bread pudding with rum sauce $5
Irish Trivia Night @ Milwaukee Grill
Thursday @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Irish Trivia Night @ Milwaukee Grill | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Trivia Contest at the Bar! 25 questions, highest scoring individual or team will receive a $50 gift card. Mini Quizzes- discounted drinks based on Irish [...]
Irish BIFF Stew @ Rock County Historical Society
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Irish BIFF Stew @ Rock County Historical Society | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
5-7 p.m. Patrick and Gerard, famed Irish duo 7:30 –The Van starring Colm Meaney—Celebrated Irish comedy, part of Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy WHEN: Thursday, October [...]
Irish Fest Opening Ceremonies @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Irish Fest Opening Ceremonies @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
KICK OFF THE WEEKEND, IRISH STYLE! Blessing of the Olde Conway Stone Crowning of Mr. Fine Irishman Bagpiper!
Kutter Harley Davidson, Quaker Steak & Lube Irish Bike Night @ Kutter Harley Davidson
Thursday @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kutter Harley Davidson, Quaker Steak & Lube Irish Bike Night @ Kutter Harley Davidson | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Featuring Milwaukee-based band, Reilly! Milwaukee Celtic-rock band, Reilly, was originally formed by percussionist Brian Reilly in early 2000 as little more than a “pub band” [...]
Finding Your Roots – From Ireland to Janesville @ Hedberg Public Library
Thursday @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Finding Your Roots – From Ireland to Janesville @ Hedberg Public Library | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Learn to trace your Irish heritage through local, state and national resources. Guest speakers will offer tips and tools to help you uncover your family’s [...]
Irish Whiskey Tasting @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub
Thursday @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irish Whiskey Tasting @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cozy Crooked Chimney room sampling and learning about the various whiskeys that the Irish made famous. Representatives will be [...]
The Armory Irish Comedy Night @ The Janesville Armory
Thursday @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Armory Irish Comedy Night @ The Janesville Armory | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Join us for these great Irish Comedians! Tim Joyce Jerry Donovan The Armory has the best comedians and the best venue, every week! Let professional [...]
The Dregs of Bower City @ The Looking Glass
Thursday @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ian Gould @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub
Thursday @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ian Gould @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
A guitarist and singer originally from Belfast, Ireland, Ian now shares his wit and striking voice with audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. His musical [...]
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special @ HHFFRRRGGH
Friday all-day
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special  @ HHFFRRRGGH   | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
An Irish Favorite! Loaded with mouth watering corned beef and melted swiss on a pretzel roll.  The Guinness mustard finishes this sandwich with the perfect [...]
Irish Ballroom Dance Party! @ Janesville Senior Activity Center
Friday @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Irish Ballroom Dance Party! @ Janesville Senior Activity Center | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Join the Janesville Senior Activity Center for an Irish Ballroom Dance party complete with provided by the Blue Velvet Band. Refreshments are included in the [...]
Irish Feast Speakeasy Style @ The Speakeasy
Friday @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Irish Feast Speakeasy Style @ The Speakeasy | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Featuring Reuben soup with Irish soda bread. Bowl $6 Cup $4 Bread pudding with rum sauce $5
Classic Irish Fish and Chips @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub
Friday @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Classic Irish Fish and Chips @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
There is no better place to enjoy this Irish classic staple than O'Riley and Conway's. Its large, tasty portions will satisfy even the largest appetite [...]
Irish in Janesville Release Party @ Pontiac Convention Center
Friday @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Irish in Janesville Release Party @ Pontiac Convention Center | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Are you a proud Irish-American or interested in Irish-American history in Janesville? The history of the Irish in Rock County is one full of incredible [...]
Luck ‘O’ The Irish Photos! @ The Speakeasy
Friday @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Luck 'O' The Irish Photos! @ The Speakeasy | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Take pictures of the 3 Irish symbol cut-outs that will be located around downtown Janesville! Bring them to the Speakeasy on your phone, or printed [...]
Traditional Irish Buffet @ Pontiac Convention Center
Friday @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Traditional Irish Buffet @ Pontiac Convention Center | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meal Served 7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Documentary, Q&A, Book signing-- IN PARTNERSHIP [...]
Bagpipers at O’Riley & Conway’s @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Friday @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bagpipers at O'Riley & Conway's @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Forward Janesville’s Piper’s Ball @ BMO Harris Bank
Friday @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Forward Janesville's Piper's Ball @ BMO Harris Bank | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
VIEW INVITATION HERE!
Luck ‘O the Draw Dart Tournament @ Riley's Sports Bar and Grill
Friday @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Luck 'O the Draw Dart Tournament @ Riley's Sports Bar and Grill | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Traditional Chicago-style LOG dart tournament format.  Each team will play two games per round: cricket and 301. Double elimination. Cash prizes for winners! CLICK HERE [...]
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special @ HHFFRRRGGH
Saturday all-day
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special  @ HHFFRRRGGH   | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
An Irish Favorite! Loaded with mouth watering corned beef and melted swiss on a pretzel roll.  The Guinness mustard finishes this sandwich with the perfect [...]
Irish Breakfast at O’Riley & Conway’s @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irish Breakfast at O'Riley & Conway's @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Free Guinness glass with purchase of a beer or bloody mary!
Irish Breakfast- Wisconsin Style @ Milwaukee Grill
Saturday @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irish Breakfast- Wisconsin Style @ Milwaukee Grill | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Irish Breakfast Italian Style In addition to our regular breakfast fare, we’ll feature: Dubliner Cheese, Caramelized Cabbage and Tomato Omelet potato pancakes, toasted Irish soda [...]
A Celebration of Irish Food @ Downtown Janesville
Saturday @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Celebration of Irish Food @ Downtown Janesville | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Attend the Janesville Farmers Market on October 5 and take part in "A Celebration of Irish Food". Vendors will be distributing Irish recipes that can [...]
Irish Inspired Breakfast @ The Looking Glass
Saturday @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irish Inspired Breakfast @ The Looking Glass | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Traditional Irish Breakfast @ HHFFRRRGGH
Saturday @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Traditional Irish Breakfast   @ HHFFRRRGGH | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
You can face anything after this hearty breakfast! Fried eggs, potatoes o'brien, bacon, sausage, fried tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms.  Served with toast and cheese.
Leprechaun Dash 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk @ Rotary Botanical Gardens
Saturday @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Leprechaun Dash 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk @ Rotary Botanical Gardens | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
The inaugural Leprechaun Dash 5k, 10k and 1 mile family fun walk will be sure to be a staple “must attend” event for years to [...]
Downtown Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Businesses
Saturday @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Businesses | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Various Downtown Janesville businesses will be hosting sidewalk sales in conjunction with Irish Fest. The Downtown Development Alliance will be decorating downtown for the [...]
Open Irish Music Session & Bagpiper @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Irish Music Session & Bagpiper @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
United Arts Alliance Arts Fest @ Old Towne Mall
Saturday @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Arts Alliance Arts Fest @ Old Towne Mall | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Arts Fest 2013 is a fun-filled arts experience involving folks of all ages.  Visit the booths of local artists and craft people and enjoy their [...]
Fix the Flats Irish Pub Crawl @ Wiggy's, Legends, Looking Glass, Main Street Saloon, Quotes and more
Saturday @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fix the Flats Irish Pub Crawl @ Wiggy's, Legends, Looking Glass, Main Street Saloon, Quotes and more
Join us for our first out Irish Fest Pub Crawl to benefit the YWCA Transitions for Women Program – Fix the Flats project. For [...]
Irish Feast Speakeasy Style @ The Speakeasy
Saturday @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Irish Feast Speakeasy Style @ The Speakeasy | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Featuring Reuben soup with Irish soda bread. Bowl $6 Cup $4 Bread pudding with rum sauce $5
Leprechaun Dash Post Party @ HHFFRRRGH
Saturday @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Leprechaun Dash Post Party @ HHFFRRRGH | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Immediately following the Leprechaun Dash, supporting the Alzheimer's Support Center, on October 5th Hhffrrrggh's presents the Leprechaun Post Party!  Join us for food and drinks.  [...]
Irish Face Painting @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Irish Face Painting @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
O’Riley’s Corned Beef & Cabbage Special @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
O'Riley's Corned Beef & Cabbage Special @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
American Irish Music Variety Show @ Janesville Senior Activity Center
Saturday @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
American Irish Music Variety Show @ Janesville Senior Activity Center | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Enjoy an afternoon of Irish music showcasing the the various performing groups who meet at the center. Irish music will be performed by the Choristers, [...]
Hedberg Public Library Dons the Green! @ Hedberg Public Library
Saturday @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hedberg Public Library Dons the Green! @ Hedberg Public Library | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Failte Ireland! Enjoy some Irish-style revelry including storytelling, music, crafts and more as the Hedberg Public Library 'dons the green' and celebrates the Emerald Isle.  [...]
Bourbon Beer Event @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bourbon Beer Event @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Featuring rare barrel-aged stout and scotch ales!
St. Patrick’s Catholic Mass @ St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
St. Patrick's Catholic Mass @ St. Patrick's Catholic Church | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Parish History: In the 1600s many long-suffering missionaries came to our country from France, and many died from the harsh conditions. They were the first [...]
Irish Fest Bingo @ St. Patrick's School
Saturday @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Irish Fest Bingo @ St. Patrick's School | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
St. Pat’s Bingo-- Special Irish Fest Edition! When: We have bingo every Saturday throughout the year except Holy Saturday, (the day before Easter). We have [...]
JWA’s Donnybrook – Live Pro Wrestling @ Pontiac Convention Center
Saturday @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
JWA's Donnybrook - Live Pro Wrestling @ Pontiac Convention Center | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Fun for the entire family!  Come see Irish Andy Anderson and all of the other Janesville Wrestling Alliance superstars!
Irish Beers & Bites Beer Tasting @ HHFFRRRGGH
Saturday @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Irish Beers & Bites Beer Tasting   @ HHFFRRRGGH | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Hhffrrrggh's Annual Beer Tasting with an Irish Twist.  Serving traditional Irish Beers along with seasonal and local brews and live Irish pub music.  Plenty of [...]
The Bathtub Mothers @ The Looking Glass
Saturday @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bathtub Mothers @ The Looking Glass | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Start your Saturday nigh out in style with an early set of lively Irish pub music with a local favorite, the Bathtub Mothers.  Their infectious [...]
Walk the Rainbow to the Pot of Gold- Costume Contest @ The Speakeasy
Saturday @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walk the Rainbow to the Pot of Gold- Costume Contest @ The Speakeasy | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Walk our "Rainbow" in your best Irish attire! Rainbow walkers will get a chance to reach into the pot of gold for a prize, a [...]
Gaelic Storm @ Janesville Performing Arts Center
Saturday @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Gaelic Storm @ Janesville Performing Arts Center | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Gaelic Storm Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:30pm Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 7:30pm-- Added due to popular demand! Gaelic Storm steps back into the [...]
DJ Lucky Charm @ Riley's Sports Bar and Grill
Saturday @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DJ Lucky Charm @ Riley's Sports Bar and Grill | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Riley's Sports Bar's favorite DJ spins the most relevant Irish music with a touch of the old classics too!
The Tooles @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Tooles @ O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
    This Irish pub band is guaranteed to get your blood pumping, your hands clapping and your feet stomping with its infectious style of [...]
Gaelic Storm After Party @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 10:30 pm – 12:00 am
Gaelic Storm After Party @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Join us after the Gaelic Storm performances at JPAC to party-it-up Irish style!
Bagpipers at O’Riley & Conway’s @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Saturday @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Bagpipers at O'Riley & Conway's @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special @ HHFFRRRGGH
Sunday all-day
Corned Beef & Swiss Sandwich Special  @ HHFFRRRGGH   | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
An Irish Favorite! Loaded with mouth watering corned beef and melted swiss on a pretzel roll.  The Guinness mustard finishes this sandwich with the perfect [...]
Irish Fest Closing Ceremonies @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Sunday @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Irish Fest Closing Ceremonies @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
The Olde Conway Stone Send-Off
Irish Breakfast at O’Riley & Conway’s @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub
Sunday @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irish Breakfast at O'Riley & Conway's @ O'Riley & Conway's Irish Pub | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Free Guinness glass with purchase of a beer or bloody mary!
Irish Breakfast- Wisconsin Style @ Milwaukee Grill
Sunday @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Irish Breakfast- Wisconsin Style @ Milwaukee Grill | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Irish Breakfast Italian Style In addition to our regular breakfast fare, we’ll feature: Dubliner Cheese, Caramelized Cabbage and Tomato Omelet potato pancakes, toasted Irish soda [...]
St. Patrick’s Catholic Mass @ St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sunday @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
St. Patrick's Catholic Mass @ St. Patrick's Catholic Church | Janesville | Wisconsin | United States
Mass is at 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.   Parish History: In the 1600s many long-suffering missionaries came to our country from France, and many [...]