• 05/20/2017 blarney island

    Opening Day

    Summer 2017 just got real... kick off your summer season right with opening day at Blarney Island. Welcome in warm days and HOT summer nights

  • 06/22-06/25blarney Island

    key wesy fest 2017

    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!

  • 06/29-07/04blarney Island

    4th of July Weekend!

    Starting with the Biggest Boat Races of the Year and continuing with great bands through the weekend. Come celebrate your extended weekend at the Island, Happy Birthday America!

  • 07/13-07/16blarney gras 2017

    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.

  • 07/21-22blarney Island

    becomes Electric Island!!

    EDM, House and Trap DJ's featuring "foxhovnd" Friday and "JSquared & The Trap House" Saturday brought in by STAY GOLD Promotions and Bass Music Mafia. Wear your NEON!!

  • 08/17-08/20blarney Island

    fantasy fest 2017

    Blarney Gras 2 - Key West style! Summer isn't over at Blarney Island with our Fantasy Fest Party still going strong! Body Painters and great entertainment in store!

  • 06/01 - 09/07/2017 Thursday nights - Thunder on the Chain!

  • 10/07-10/08/2017blarney Island

    Drink us Dry Party

    We don't want to bring all this stuff back to the mainland... so why not come on out for the last drink of the year!

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

Cool Off this summer with our Frozen Drinks!

BIG Weekends in JULY

Blarney Island Happy Hours!

BIG Weekends in JULY

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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