• 07/02-07/05blarney 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!

  • 07/17blarney Island

    CWB - Voice Winner!

    Blarney continues to bring you the BIG names with this seasons "The VOICE" winner Craig Wayne Boyd kicking off our Blarney Gras weekend!! Simply the BIGGEST weekend ever put together at Blarney Island

  • 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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