• 05/20/2016 blarney new year

    Semi-Formal

    VIP Event with; Open Bar, Hors'doeuvres, Shuttle Service -- $65 per person and payment must accompany reservation. Contact our Event Coordinator at (224)603-1060

  • 05/21/2016 blarney island

    Opening Day

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

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

  • 06/24-06/26blarney Island

    key wesy fest 2016

    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!

  • 06/30-07/04blarney 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.

  • 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

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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