GLIWA Calendar 2019

Come join us and enjoy the day with your wolfhounds! 

~~~ Northwest Celtic Fest ~~~

Sears Centre Arena: 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL
 (Poplar Creek 59/90, near the intersection of Route 59 and Interstate 90).

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Setup: 10:30 a.m.
Fest Opens: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (come for the day or a couple hours!)
Directions are available online at


Join us for the largest, regional, indoor Celtic Fest! This family friendly event features, live music, authentic food, Celtic Marketplace, Celtic clans, free children's games and much more! Beer enthusiasts will enjoy the event's craft beer tasting highlighting more than 25 breweries! 10 tastes for $10 - you can't beat that!

The event is indoors and we have access to water for the dogs (bring your own bowl/bucket). We are usually stationed near the back doors for easy bathroom access for the dogs.



October 19th-20th

GLIWA Premium


~~~~ GLIWA Wolfhound Walk ~~~~

Saturday November 2nd 

Join us at Morton Arboretum for Dog Days

There are admission fees for this Dog Admission Day event 

More info to come...

Letter to organizations that request our Irish Wolfhounds participate in their events 

Due to the many requests we receive, there are requirements we need to make the event a successful experience for all.


  • Once we receive a request for an event, we will need the date, times, and any other information that is relevant (such as parking instructions).
  • Since we are a not-for-profit club, we would appreciate it if your organization offered a donation for attending. We like to reimburse our members for any expenses, plus it helps to keep our club successful. Thank you in advance!
  • We carry a substantial insurance policy that is required by most events.
  • Irish Wolfhounds don't do very well in the extreme heat. Adequate shade and water is necessary.
  • Wolfhounds are considered one of the largest breeds. We require a larger area to set up.