Weekend options: Irish Fair, Igbo Festival

  • Updated: August 9, 2013 - 7:22 PM
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The St. Paul Irish Dancers will be among the performers this weekend at the Irish Fair of Minnesota.

Photo: MARLIN LEVISON • mlevison@startribune.com,

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IRISH FAIR OF MINNESOTA

The nation’s largest free celebration of Irish culture. Music headliners include the Screaming Orphans, Full Set, the Tossers, Gaelic Storm and others. Sport events include rugby, sheep herding and Gaelic Football. Check out the fast footwork of Irish dancers, children’s activities, exhibits and displays. (3-11 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free. Harriet Island, Plato Blvd. and Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul. www.irishfair.com.)

IGBO FESTIVAL

Feel the beat of the drum during African music and dancing exhibitions. Cultural activities and displays. Taste foods from African countries and see arts and crafts. (Noon-6 p.m. Sat. Free. North Hennepin Community College Fine Arts Center, 7411 85th Av. N., Brooklyn Park. www.umunne.org.) MELISSA WALKER

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