• 05/29/2015 Huge country night kick off!!

    Joe Bachman and Bella Cain on the same night!!

  • June 12th Josh Thompson

    2015 Turn it Up Tour

    Part of the Blarney Friday Night Concert Series! Sure to please with hits on the charts like "Beer on the Table" and "Wanted me Gone", this TICKETED EVENT is expected to sell out! do not delay in getting on Blarney Island!

  • 06/19-06/21blarney Island

    key wesy fest 2015

    As part of the Conch Republic, it only makes sense to bring in entertainment straight out of Key West to deliver you everything that made the islands famous. Our first festival weekend of the year!

  • 07/17-07/19blarney gras 2015

    the party not to miss

    What the island is all about, combining; Key West, New Orleans, Rock Concerts, Beads, Bikinis, and your favorite Refreshments - mixed together to create the perfect summer cocktail. THIS is the biggest party of the year.

  • 08/14-08/16blarney Island

    80's Weekend

    Bringing the 80's back with style! Your favorite cover bands, bringing you the throwback music you love! Get your BIG hair and your parachute pants ready!

  • 08/21-08/23blarney Island

    fantasy fest 2015

    Blarney Gras 2 - Key West style! End your summer strong at Blarney Island with our last blow out weekend of the year. Body Painters and great entertainment in store!

Thursday Night Boat Races -- THUNDER on the CHAIN!

Now entering its 36th season, Blarney Island on Grass Lake is the only location in the world where high performance drag boat racing takes place every Thursday Evening, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Get on the Island with expanded free boat parking during the race then stick around for the after-race party every Thursday Night!

Boat Races

Don't have a boat? We do! Ride the Shuttle to the Island!

Park your car in our 5 acres of free parking and grab a Shuttle Boat! They depart from the Port of Blarney (27843 W Grass Lake Rd Antioch,IL) for the island about every half an hour. The shuttle service roundtrip is $8 most days and a great way to get to the party!

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