The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England presents our annual Lúnasa Feis on Sunday, August 29. The Feis (Irish dance competition) is presented along with the Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance and Cassin Academy of Irish Dance. We are excited to welcome dancers back after last year’s necessary hiatus.
The ICC’s Lúnasa Feis has new location this year. The competition will take place rain or shine at Gate 1 of the Eastern States Exposition, 1761 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA. Parking is free and is located at Gate 1. The Feis features Irish dance competitions running from approximately 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Bakers can enter an Irish soda bread competition at the Feis. First, second and third place winners in each category will win a Lúnasa Feis medal. The fee is $5 per entry, payable at the Feis. Visit the Lúnasa website for more information on entering.
A food truck will be available on-site. Storrowton Tavern and an open-air Beer Garden are located within a short walk of the dance venue. Both are open during the Feis. There will be several vendors of Irish dance-related products.
The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England has arranged for admission for all competitors’ families and guests, plus all visitors, to be free of charge.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs as seating is limited. Dogs are not permitted, except service animals. There is no video recording allowed at the competition.
Visit the Lúnasa website more information, FAQ, and guidelines for competitors and visitors.
Thanks to our Main Stage Sponsor, Congressman Richard Neal, and Dance Stage Sponsor, Ed Sullivan.
The Irish word Lúnasa (LOO-nuh-suh) is traditionally used to describe an ancient Irish festival to celebrate the beginning of the harvest season and end of the summer months.