SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

May 01, 2012 17:02 ET

Philadelphia Irish Festival 2012 at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Part of the PECO Multicultural Series

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - As one of the many PECO Multicultural Series' events, the Irish Festival is the most vibrant Irish culture event celebrated on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. The festival of music, dancing, food, and entertainment will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The 14th annual Irish Festival is a family event that features well-known Irish musical performers. The gates will open at Noon on Sunday and admission is free. Guests can enjoy the music of Jamison, Blackthorn and the Hooligans on the main stage. Irish dance schools including Celtic Flame, Emerald Isle, Cummins, Coyle, Campbell, Rince Ri, McDade, Cara, McHugh, Christina Ryan Kilcoyne, Gibson, Timoney, 2nd St. Irish Society will perform throughout the day. For a complete schedule, visit

In addition to great musical performances, the Irish Festival has something for people of all ages. There will be bagpipers, face painting, and Irish dancing along with a Free Kids Zone sponsored by John Dougherty & IBEW Local 98. Local Irish dance schools will conduct dance exhibitions and non stop performances in the tent area and at the main stage all day long.

Food Vendors will be serving Irish favorites such as Shepherd's Pie, Bangor's and mashed potatoes, and pulled pork. Over 40 different vendors will be selling authentic and traditional Irish goods and crafts.

Admission is FREE for all PECO Multicultural Series events. KYW Newsradio and NBC 10 are proud media partners of the series.

PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia region's most active corporate citizens, contributing about $5 million in grant support annually to leading educational, environmental, arts and culture and community development organizations. The company's employees volunteer thousands of hours of time and talent each year as board members, volunteers, fundraisers, coaches and mentors.

The company has a strong tradition of community leadership and puts its energy into programs that have a meaningful, measurable impact on the Philadelphia region.

To learn more about PECO's contributions and programs, visit

Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without the continued support of Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without the continued support of corporate partners such as PECO, Verizon, Pennsylvania Lottery, Coca-Cola Refreshments-Philadelphia, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.

The 2012 Summer Program of Free Events at Penn's Landing is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). All events produced by DRWC are FREE to the public on the RiverStage on the Great Plaza, Philadelphia's premier waterfront entertainment destination, and at Philadelphia's newest park, the Race Street Pier.

DRWC is a nonprofit corporation created in January 2009 exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC intends to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.

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