Promoting Irish-American Culture
and Preserving Local Histories
Through Year-Round Programs

Given the recommendations of the City of San Francisco and the State of California, we have postponed all remaining events in the 2020 Irish-American Crossroads schedule. Our first and foremost concern is the health and safety of festival audiences and participants. Our intention is to reschedule events when it is considered safe to do so.  In the meantime, we send you wishes for good health and look forward to meeting you at the Crossroads again, hopefully in the not too distant future.   

Rediscovering Irish-America.

Irish-Americans possess a rich and diverse history that has greatly influenced the cultural, political, and creative landscapes of the United States and beyond. Irish-American Crossroads recognizes this and is committed to revealing the often hidden histories of the Irish-American experience. Our programs promote Irish-American culture and heritage with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Irish-American Crossroads produces programs year-round. The 17th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival takes place in March and early April 2020.  The Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive invites Irish & Irish-American men and women to contribute their stories to the first-ever oral history archive, and the Crossroads Salon meets regularly. More information on our programs can be found below.


The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in the SF Bay Area. 2020 Festival schedule.


Irish-American Crossroads aims to produce a comprehensive archive of the life stories of the Irish in the SF Bay Area. Hear samplings from the archive.


The Crossroads Salon is a forum to highlight and explore the work of local writers and artists who either have Irish or Irish-American heritages or are interested in exploring Irish-American themes.


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Crossroads was founded to promote the discovery and understanding of the Irish experience in the Americas, and to ensure that the richness of the arts, culture, history, and traditions of this heritage are both held in high esteem and preserved for generations to come.