Boyne City's Irish Heritage Festival

March 10-17, 2015

Boyne City's Irish Heritage Festival includes a full range of themed events, March 10-17, 2015. This is the fifth year of the celebration of Boyne City's Irish foundations, which began when Irish immigrants John and Harriet Miller settled here in 1856.

rish History Lecture and Discussion with Dr. George Colburn, who will discuss “Why Ireland is Not a Part of the United Kingdom,” Boyne District Library Community Room, 6:30pm.

Irish Heritage Dinner featuring a traditional Irish feast, Jeannine Sladick’s Irish dancers, live music from an Irish band, storyteller Ron Fowler story teller. The dinner is prepared by the Boyne City High School Hospitality Program, $13 in advance for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 12. 101 River St., doors open 5pm, dinner at 5:30pm. Tickets available at the Boyne Chamber, Country Now & Then/Up the Lazy River.

Irish Step Dance Workshop (free) led by Jeannine Sladick in the Culinary Arts Room of the School Administration Building (321 S. Park St., across Main Street from the Boyne District Library). All skill levels can have fun learning some authentic forms of this rich Celtic tradition. Bring lightweight shoes, 10-11am.

Irish Soda Bread Contest. Community cooks are invited to participate. Entry forms will be available online and at the Boyne Chamber, 28 S Lake St. Entry forms should be turned in to the Chamber by noon Friday, March 13. Rules and suggested recipes are available with the entry form. Breads should be dropped off on Saturday morning between 10-11am at the Culinary Arts Room of the School Administration Building (across Main Street from the Boyne Library) in a plain paper bag, accompanied by a copy of your entry form. Judging is by local professional chefs. Results will be posted on this web page.

Tastes of Spring. It's time to "Think Green" with the Boyne City Farmers Market in the Red Barn next to the Boyne District Library, 9am-1pm. Surprises of Green tastes await you

Celtic Music Session with Gaeyle Gerrie and other local musicians from 1-3pm as they gather to play Irish music at the Boyne District Library, 201 E Main St. Musicians and listeners are encouraged to attend. For info, contact Gaeyle at 231-883-7664.

Irish Story Time in the Boyne District Library community room. Children and leprechauns of all ages are welcome, 10-11am.

Business After Hours. Boyne Area Chamber networking event hosted by Pat O'Brien & Associates at 128 Water St. O’Brien’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, and he is a Shamrock Sponsor of Irish Heritage Week. Complimentary admission, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, 5:30-7:30am.

Cafe Santé St. Patrick's Day Celebration features Grand Rapids Irish folk fusion band The Saltbound (pictured), 5:30-9:30pm. Also house-made corned beef Irish dinner, green beads, $3 Irish shots and logo glasses with Irish beer pints all day. Happy Time Zone means $1 off beer, wine and cocktails from 3-6pm. Located at 1 Water Street.

For more information, contact:
Boyne City Chamber of Commerce
28 S Lake St
Boyne City, MI 49712
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