Your Summer Live Music Venue!

The big names like Dierks Bentley and Craig Morgan have rocked the stage at the Island, along with newcomers like Dirty Heads, Cadillac 3, and Chris Jansen. Don't miss your favorite shows!

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Thursday Night Boat Races -- THUNDER on the CHAIN!

Now entering its 38th 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



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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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