14th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival
March 2 – April 2, 2017
Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the 14th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival. Once again, Irish-American Crossroads promoted and celebrated Irish-American culture and heritage by convening thought leaders, cultural ambassadors, talented artists and local community historians with the aim of ensuring that the richness of the arts, culture, history and traditions of this heritage are both held in great esteem and preserved for generations to come.
We are especially proud to have brought together members of the Bay Area Irish and Chinese communities to explore their shared history in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. This is the first of a series of events we aim to hold in the years to come leading up to and including an event in 2019 which will mark the 150th Anniversary of the ‘Golden Spike’, or the official joining of the eastern and western railroad construction efforts at Promontory Point in Utah. Join our mailing list to receive updates about year-round events and future Festivals.
We rely on the support of the community every year to produce this one-of-a-kind Festival. Please join the Irish-American Crossroads community by making a tax-deductible contribution today and/or ask about becoming a volunteer.
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 14th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival starts in March 2017. The Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive invites Irish & Irish-American men and women to contribute their stories to the first-ever oral history archive. The recently launched 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. Information about the Festival.
ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE
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.