Upland Irish Festival – Authentic Irish Music, Food, and Fun in Upland, California2024-03-14T11:57:29-07:00

Upland Irish Festival

Upland Irish Festival

Downtown Upland

March 15: 5pm – 11pm
March 16: 11am – 11pm

Join us for two days of live music, fun, games, Kids Zone, great food, tasty beverages, axe throwing, and so much more!

This is is a free event to attend and parking is also free (ride-sharing encouraged). Please drink responsibly.

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Welcome to the Upland Irish Festival – where we bring a touch of Ireland to Southern California! Join us on March 15th-16th for a diverse celebration of food, music and fun.

Satisfy your taste buds with a variety of flavors, from the savory to sweet delights, paired with a selection of refreshing drinks. The festival is not just about food – it’s an immersive experience for the whole family. Enjoy games suitable for all ages, ax throwing for the adults, a kids activity area and dance to upbeat music in the center of the festival.

Explore the marketplace showcasing a range of goods, from handmade crafts to unique treasures. Find that special souvenir to remember your time at the festival.

The main stage comes alive with live entertainment, featuring a mix of music genres. From traditional tunes to contemporary performances, there’s something for everyone.

Join us at the Upland Irish Festival for a two-day celebration of culture, community, and camaraderie with maybe a touch of tradition. Save the date, invite your friends and family, and let the festivities begin in Upland, California!




  • 6:30 pm: Stevie Nicks Illusion (Stevie Nicks Tribute)
  • 8:30 pm: LA Vation (U2 Tribute)

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Stevie Nicks Illusion

the U2 tribute band LA Vation poses in the desert

LA Vation

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Bruno & the Hooligans

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Flogging Seagulls


  • 11:30 am: Halfway 2 Neptune

  • 1:00 pm: Don’t Call Me Shirley

  • 2:30 pm: Gaslighters

  • 4:00 pm: So Petty

  • 5:30: Bruno & the Hooligans (Bruno Mars Tribute)

  • 8:15 pm: Flogging Seagulls (80s New Wave played with Irish-Celtic flair!)

Friday & Saturday

  • Outdoor Axe Throwing with Axe Lair!

  • Kid’s Zone

  • Games

  • Live DJ

  • More!

a man throws an axe towards a target
a group of children playing in a bounce house
two women wearing Irish costumes and drinking beer


When is the Upland Irish Festival?2024-03-12T15:23:12-07:00

The 2024 Upland Irish Festival runs:

  • March 15: 5pm – 11pm
  • March 16: 11am – 11pm
Where is the Upland Irish Festival?2024-03-12T15:16:40-07:00

The Upland Irish Festival will take place in Historic Downtown Upland

You can check out a map here >>

How Much Does it Cost to Attend the Upland Irish Festival?2024-03-12T15:19:38-07:00

It’s free to get in (but be sure to bring money for food, beverage, and vendor items)!

Where Can I Park?2024-03-12T15:21:13-07:00
There are several areas around the Upland Irish Festival to park (view map here), though we strongly advise public transit and ride-sharing.
If you do choose to drive to the event, please drink responsibly.
What Time Can I See My Favorite Performer?2024-03-12T15:21:50-07:00

We have an entertainment lineup posted here.

Acts and set times subject to change.

What Ages Are Allowed at the Upland Irish Festival?2024-03-12T15:14:27-07:00

This event is for all ages. Alcoholic beverages are for 21+

What Should I Wear?2024-03-12T15:14:46-07:00

Green! You should wear green!!! Also wear some comfy shoes to walk the festival area and, with the event being outdoors, prepare properly (sunscreen, dress in layers, etc.)

What is There to Do at the Upland Irish Festival?2024-03-12T15:23:35-07:00

In addition to live entertainment both days, there will be outdoor axe throwing with Axe Lair, a Kid’s Zone, games, live DJs, food & retail vendors, and more.

What is Not Allowed at the Upland Irish Festival?2024-03-12T15:24:39-07:00

In order to provide the best experience to those attending, we ask that there be:

  • No Gang Attire
  • No Weapons
  • No Drones
  • No Outside Alcohol
  • No Skateboards
  • Please Walk Your Bicycle

Green Contest

Saturday, March 16 at 2pm. Hosted by 96-7 KCAL Rocks!

✅ Ugliest Green!
✅ Most Creative Green!!
✅ Most Green!!!

Sign up at the gazebo on Saturday prior to the contest. Good luck! ☘️

Festival Map & Location

Historic Downtown Upland

Site Map


Going Green!

Thank you to the following businesses who are pulling out all the stops to decorate in vibrant green hues and Celtic charm for the Upland Irish Festival.

  • Lemon Drop Boutique – 188 N 2nd Ave B
  • Rustic and Modern Collective – 200 N 2nd Ave
  • Paulie’s Pizza Pub – 247 N 2nd Ave
  • Badlands Boardshop – 313 N 2nd Ave
  • Barcuso – 151 N 2nd Ave
  • Cookies N Pints – 181 N 2nd Ave
  • JD Allison’s Bar&Grill – 291 N 2nd Ave
  • Stardust Alley – 204 N 2nd Ave
  • Patricia’s Hair Trends – 284 N 2nd Ave
  • Empire Skates – 263 N 2nd Ave
  • 2nd Ave Boutique – 152 N 2nd Ave
  • Old Magnolia Shoppe – 243 e 9th

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