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Some memories of NTIF 2017

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Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale at you local DFW area Tom Thumb or Albertson's store and online at the Tickets tab on this website. If you experience any problems with any sales outlet please contact MD@NTIF.ORG immediately and we will work to rectify the situation.

Schedule Now Available

Click on the Schedule tab above for the complete 2018 lineup and downloadable pdf copy that you can bring with you. Plan your weekend of music, dance and other entertainment.

Overflow Hotel

Having problems finding a hotel room or just want somewhere quiet and away from the party? Well, we have just secured a small block of rooms at the La Quinta Dallas North, 10001 N. Central Expy. That's on the southbound side just north of Walnut Hill Lane. They have both doubles and kings available at $89 per night plus tax. Call them now at (214) 361-8200, And yes, they are small dog friendly, serve continental breakfast and have a complimentary shuttle to the Walnut Hill DART station. Or, you can drive down to the Doubletree, park for free and take our complimentary shuttle.

Sprint - Presenting Sponsor

The SCMA welcomes Sprint as its 2018 Presenting Sponsor of the North Texas Irish Festival. Sprint is proud to be a community partner that connects people of the Dallas/Fort Worth communities by working with the SCMA to deliver world class Irish music and dance culture to North Texas. Sprint also thanks the over 500 volunteers for all the hard work to make this festival a success.

Need Help Getting Around the Festival?

If, for whatever reason, you feel that walking around our sizeable event is just too much for you, our friends at ABC Scooter can probably help. Located just inside Gate 5 on Grand Avenue they will rent you a clean, reliable mobility scooter for the entire day or just a few hours. There are a number of handicap parking spaces at this location.

Coming on DART or entering at another gate - no problem. Just ask the admissions folk and they will assist you in getting a scooter delivered.

For more information contact ABC Scooter at 903-567-0637 or online at Due to high demand in previous years we strongly recommend that you book ahead.

Press Releases Available

Press releases, SCMA and NTIF logos and links to online photographs available on our Press page.

Welcome to NTIF 2018

Welcome to NTIF 2018. Looks like we are getting all that nasty cold weather out of our Texas system right now, so things will be great come March. Plus the Winter Olympics will be over and you'll want to get out of the house and have some real fun.

The festival will be open during the following hours: (subject to change)

  • Friday evening from 6:00 pm till 11:00 pm
  • Saturday from  10:30 am till 11:30 pm
  • Sunday from 11:30 am till 7:30 pm

Ticket sales will end approximately one hour prior to the gates closing. Alcohol sales will end approximately 30 minutes prior to the end of the festival.

Please note. These are the times that the gates will close for the night. Food & beverage sales, vendors and most music performances close somewhat earlier.

Site Changes

There have been a number of changes this year so please look at our Site Information page for details of the event site and map of the grounds.

The Elders Last Year

This will be the last year that The Elders will be touring as a band. Incredible to believe, but these guys have been playing together for 20 years, and have been one of the favorites at NTIF for almost all of that time.

So, if you want to come and say goodbye to Ian, Steve, Brent and the rest of the guys, save your seat at the Shannon Stage at NTIF.

John Taylors Last Year

This is also the last year, and the final performance for our longtime friend John Taylor. John has been a great friend to many of us at NTIF and also at the Scottish Festival. There will be a toast to John at his performance on Sunday night.


Reminder, dogs are always welcome at NTIF subject to a few rules. Firstly they must always be kept on a short leash - none of those 20ft long extensions. Secondly, be aware that not all dogs get on with all other dogs, so even though yours may be the most friendly critter on the planet, he or she may just bark out of the wrong side of their nose and upset another. Same goes with kids. Even the most friendly dog can get spooked by an overly affectionate youngster, so be careful.

Lastly, bring a supply of plastic bags - I don't have to tell you why! We do have a well equipped cleaning crew so in case of accidents contact any of our staff wearing a radio and they will help.

NTIF 2018 Sponsors Include


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