I'm a veteran parent myself. I've been in that crazy business for 22 years. So I'm excited for all my brothers and sisters in the Mom and Dad Club as Irish Fest announces some very good news.
Beginning this year, mom and dad will no longer be pulling out the wallet every time young Colm or wee Aoife want to bounce in the jump house, climb the rock wall, or careen down the slide like a lunatic. Gone are the days of the $10 wrist band, gone are the days of feeling nickeled and dimed keeping the kids entertained. From our official press release:
“Parents asked for this, and we listened,” says Keli O’Neill Wenzel, the fest’s executive director. “Our new kids’ ticket means that children can bounce, slide, climb and play to their hearts’ content…and mom and dad can leave their wallets in their pockets.”
Children’s tickets for ages 3 – 12 are just $5 and will include all of the free activities they’ve had access to in the past as well as to the many inflatable adventures the Kansas City Irish Fest offers including bounce houses, slides, rock climbing and obstacle courses that used to require the purchase of additional tickets or wrist bands. Tickets for patrons 12 and over are $10 for Friday entrance (buy three, get one free, online only) and $12 in advance, and $18 at the door for Saturday and Sunday admittance. A weekend pass will be available again for $30 with advance purchase online. Tickets will also be available for purchase in August at all local HyVee stores. Infants and toddlers 2 and under are free.
In addition to general admission tickets going on sale, the ever-popular Snug passes will be available for purchase online. The Snug is a members-only club that anyone can join. It features a private area with an amazing view of the Boulevard Stage. Pass includes drinks, food, shade, seating and private bar and toilets. Limited number of day and weekend passes are available. Snug membership costs $75 for Friday, $100 for Saturday and $250 for a weekend pass.
Tickets for Irish Fest are on sale NOW and we open in 149 days!