• 06/02 - 09/01/2016 Thursday nights - Thunder on the Chain!

  • July 1stSister Hazel

    2016 Lighter in the Dark Tour

    Kick off your BIG holiday weekend right with Sister Hazel at Blarney Island! This is a ticketed event with VIP options, Tickets available May 31st.

  • 06/30-07/04blarney Island

    4th of July Weekend!

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

  • 07/15-07/17blarney gras 2016

    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.

  • 07/22-23blarney 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!!

  • Friday Nightsat blarney Island

    Country Night

    Country Music night is every Friday at Blarney Island with the best bands in the area bringing you country and country rock.

  • 07/30blarney Island

    Grunt Fest 2

    Ticket includes the boat ride to and from the Island, Event T-shirt, 4 Hour draft beer package, a chance to judge the bikini contest and a donation to charity! You can still get on the island without this package, but wouldn't you want to be a part of the fun?

  • 08/19-08/23blarney Island

    fantasy fest 2016

    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!

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

The BIGGEST Party Weekends of 2016

BIG Weekends 2016

July 2016 Weekend Line Ups

BIG Weekends in JULY

Cool Off this summer with out 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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