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Redhead/Family Day

IRELAND 100: Redhead / Family Day

Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:30 AM

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture

Redheads and redheads-at-heart are invited to join this free celebration featuring music acts, dance performances, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family, culminating in a redhead kids' parade and photo gathering. (May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
Family Day--Redhead Day

May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Festivals gathering people with natural red hair have been held internationally in places like Cork in Ireland, Breda in the Netherlands, London, and Chicago. The Kennedy Center invites you to join us in IRELAND 100's own Redhead Day celebration, which includes music acts, dance performances, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. The culmination of the day will be a redhead kids' parade around the Kennedy Center and a photo of the gathering here at the Kennedy Center. Redheads and redheads-at-heart are all encouraged to join the celebration. Free interactive, family-friendly activities will take place throughout the day including fun photo backdrops, coloring, mask making, face painting, instrument demonstrations, and performances.

Due to the rainy forecast, all Redhead Day activities will be held indoors.

10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. - Nations Gallery (roof terrace level)
Coloring station, mask-making, face painting, photo booth, uilleann pipes demonstration by Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU)

1:30–2:30 p.m. - Millennium Stage South
Uilleann pipes performance from Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) featuring Gay McKeon, Emmett Gill, Amy Campbell, and Catherine McEvoy on Irish flute

2:15–2:45 p.m. - Millennium Stage South
Step dance performance by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

2:45–3 p.m. - Millennium Stage South
Parade prep/pump-up: Learn the parade dance and get parade swag!

3 p.m. Redhead Kids Parade - throughout the Center
Redheads and redheads-at-heart strut their stuff throughout the building followed by a photo next to the Kennedy bust in the Grand Foyer.

6 p.m. Millennium Stage South
Performance by Matt & Shannon Heaton

Throughout the day, there will be performances of the Earth Harp in the Hall of States:
12:50–1:10 p.m., 3:30–3:50 p.m., 5:30–5:50 p.m., 7:05–7:20 p.m.

And enjoy Irish fare in the KC Café, including fish & chips, grilled bangers, prime rib with Guinness sauce, Irish roasted salmon, Dublin spiced leg of lamb, Irish-themed confections, and more!

Watch and Listen

IRELAND 100 Festival Trailer