GLIWA Calendar 2019

Come join us and enjoy the day with your wolfhounds! 

~~~~ Irish Heritage Fest Chicago~~~~

July 13th and 14th
Time: Set up at noon both days
Address: 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago

*RSVP*: to so that we can get your name on the vendor list
Parking/Entrance: Enter the south lot- volunteer check in. If you are a last minute addition, please just let the gate know you are with GLIWA. We will be located on the south lawn in the children's area.

Water will be available, all you need to bring is a chair for yourself.

On Sat at 2pm and Sun at 1pm in the kids' area, a rep from GLIWA will give a talk and Q&A for about 30 minutes.
People love the dogs and come just to visit them. Stay as long as you feel up to it. You can also walk the grounds with the dogs. There are outdoor and indoor restrooms, plenty of food, drink, & entertainment!

This Irish Fest showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. The festival is held on the grounds of the Irish American Heritage Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening Irish culture in Chicago. The center is near Wilson Avenue exit and the Edens Expressway, at 4626 North Knox, Chicago, IL. 


~~~~ Luxembourg Fest Parade ~~~~

Saturday, August 10th
Line up: 9AM- Step off: 10AM
Belgium, WI

Line Up on the east end of Belgium

(Spring Street, Lar-Ann, and Kyotes Parking Lot)


More info to come...


~~~~ Will County Celtic Fest ~~~~

Saturday, August 24th
2:00- 5:00 PM
St. Joseph Park- 700 Theodore St. Joliet, IL


A fun festival with plenty of food, beer, and Irish music! The organizers always make sure our wolfhounds are able to walk around and greet all of the festival goers. We have a corner all to ourselves and are provided with hay & plenty of water for the dogs. Free parking and entry with our wolfhounds. Later in the afternoon a representative from GLIWA will get onstage and give a brief history of the breed.


October 19th-20th


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.