Major event of the summer!

11th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest

Live Irish music by De Mairt Ceol and Stilicho, live readings from Ulysses, food vendors

11th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 7PM – 11PM

Gates open at 6:30PM


On Saturday evening, June 10, the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library pull out all the stops to commemorate Ulysses, the famous novel of Irish author, James Joyce, during its 11th Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest. “Bloomin” is derived from the protagonist from Joyce’s novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, and “Bloomsday” is celebrated annually worldwide. Each year, the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library commemorate the day in 1904 when the novel takes place through its annual “Bloomsday” celebration.

Early Bird Tickets are available for $30 on the registration form on this page. Guests get a souvenir Bloomsday tasting cup and a card good for 16 beer tastings. Early Bird Tickets are available here or on Eventbrite until 11:59 PM on June 9th.

After online ticket sales close, guests can pay $40 at the gate. Food and additional drinks can be purchased, separately, at the event.

“Teetotaler” Non-Drinker Admission is only $12 both online and at the gate and includes all Bloomsday activities plus free soda and bottled water. No alcohol can be purchased with this admission. While primarily an adult event, admission for children 12 and under is only $5.00.

Note: Ulysses is a book with heavy adult content and parents should be advised to review the text before bringing their children.

With the Annual
Bloomin’ Beerfest
Saturday, June 10, 2017
from 7 to 11PM

Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation or taxicabs. The Roosevelt St. Light Rail Station is just steps from the gate. Please see Valley Metro for schedule.

You can also view our parking guide for more information.