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All roads lead to Iowa, Aug. 6-8

By Irish Echo Staff

All roads, or certainly a lot of them, are leading to Iowa in the coming days as the organizers of the this year's Iowa Irish Fest finalize details for what they are calling a world-class lineup of Irish and Celtic music, workshops and sporting events.

The annual event, which is dedicated to celebrating Irish culture in the Midwestern state, takes place in the Lincoln Park area of downtown Waterloo from Friday, August 6, to Sunday, August 8, the festival organizers said in a release.

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Iowa Irish Fest will feature musical entertainment on three stages, each located in and around Lincoln Park. Musical acts include Gaelic Storm and The Prodigals.

"We're bringing in even more bands this year, and we've added more variety to our activities." said Joe Boyle, entertainment coordinator for the festival.

"We're really looking to get even more people in the community involved in celebrating Irish culture," he said.

In addition to the musical acts, other entertainment will include a performance by the Trinity Irish Dancers, cultural workshops, an Irish Wolfhound exhibition, and various children's activities.

More information and a complete schedule of entertainment and activities is available at