The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center presents IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture

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Art never expresses anything but itself.

Oscar Wilde

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Family Events

Families can enjoy our fun-filled Redhead / Family Day ,the theater production The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly for ages 7 & up, a show for children by Matt Heaton and many other free performances and workshops in the Outdoor Green Space and the free step class on June 4 at Millennium Stage

Watch and Learn Events

Come see the different aspects of Ireland with events include the special John F. Kennedy centennial event Celebrating the Past to Awaken the Future, a Masterclass with Fiona Shaw, free literature panels with renowned Irish and American writers, a culinary demonstration by Chef Cathal Armstrong, free installations including earth harp demos, and tastings of whiskey and beer and cheese. Also look for free post-performance discussions following select events on their individual performance pages.

In the Gift Shop

During the festival, visitors to the Gift Shop in the Hall of States can shop goods made in and imported from Ireland—including Celtic jewelry, soaps and lotions, wool tam caps, ceramics, scarves, books, CDs, food, and many other items.

Interested in Volunteering?

Through the Kennedy Center Friends program, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help support our festival. Visit our volunteer page for more information and to download the volunteer application

All dates, artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.