Children's Activities

Join us in Tír na nÓg (say: tear na nog) or the "Land of the Young" at Kansas City Irish Fest for a magical day of activities and fun for all ages!   We have two incredible locations, the Children’s Village on the Terrace of Crown Center and Children’s Play area in Washington Park.

2019 Is the Year of the Witch (How the Irish Invented Halloween)

Tír na nÓg is celebrating how a turnip in Ireland became a jack-o-lantern, how costumes were used as disguises to hide from evil spirits, and how Celtic witches first started finding and using cures of the earth as healing aids.

Join the witches and warlocks of Irish Fest for a parade, scavenger hunt, and spooky Halloween fun like the Monster Mash Dance Contest! Meet in the Children’s Village at the stage to join the parade (see the stage schedule for day and time).

We have TONS of fun activities and contests (some have more info linked here for grown-ups to read and help you get ready for them):

  • Crafts – Join us as we conjure up witches, ghosts and jack-o-lanterns

  • KCIF Bingo – Win Moola …

  • Wackalaylees – the Irish Fest traditional piñata.  There will be witches, cauldrons and bats, to name a few.

  • Play Areas – everything for the wee ones from moonwalks for all ages of kids to a rockwall for the tweens and teens to a bungee jump and giant yard games.

  • Contests

  • Wee Ones' Scavenger Hunt

  • Flying Cows

  • Temporary Tattoos

  • Bubble Tent

  • Children's Stage where there will be interactive storytelling, workshops, dancing and all kinds of fun music.

  • The Witch Parade

  • Traveling Balloon Artists, Magicians, and magical Fairies and Witches

For just a wee bit extra moola try Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting and Henna (also awesome for the teens and adults).