• 06/22-06/25blarney Island

    key west 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!

  • 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.

  • 08/17-08/20blarney Island

    fantasy fest 2017

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

  • Saturday/Sunday

    Breakfast all Summer long!

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 a FREE shuttle ride from the Port before 6 PM!

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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