YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For three days last week, everybody in Yorktown was Irish.

The first-ever Yorktown Irish Festival, held behind the Yorktown Firehouse, kicked off Thursday night with performances by Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies. Drinks, food, rides and live entertainment continued Friday and Saturday.

Originally planned to continue all weekend, organizers canceled the festival on Sunday due to rain. The festival battled the elements all weekend, with thunderstorms knocking out power to parts of Yorktown on Thursday night.

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“Mother Nature gave us a beating this year, but we look forward to her being a lot nicer to us next year where we will have more activities for families and the same great entertainment lineup,” festival organizers wrote on Facebook.

All photos were taken by Deena Bell for Yorktown News.