We’re showing you how to do Dublin Irish Festival the right way – by spending the whole weekend celebrating your Irish attitude! Check out everything that goes on during Irish Festival weekend in Dublin and some can’t miss festival attractions.

Dub Crawl & DIF 5K (Thursday, August 2nd)

Head down to Historic Dublin for the Dub Crawl and the IGS Energy/Dublin Irish Festival 5K and kids dash. You’ll find live entertainment and special promotions at Historic Dublin businesses, who have extended their hours just to help kick off Irish fest weekend! Check out the entertainment schedule below.

6-6:45 p.m. Rice Brothers @ Ha’ penny Imports of Ireland
6:30 – 7 Cap City Pipes & Drums @ Race Start/Finish
7:45-8:30 p.m. Dublin Silver Band @ Bri-Hi Square
8-11 p.m. Ladies of Longford @ The Brazenhead

Irish band playing on the Celtic Rock stage at night at the Dublin Irish Festival.

Festival Fun

Food & Drink – With 40+ food vendors and a beverage menu featuring Guinness, Killian’s and Jameson, there is something for everyone to love at the Dublin Irish Festival! Irish offerings like the Celtic Pig and Claddagh Irish Pub will serve authentic Irish Fare, alongside Central Ohio Classics like Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Jeni’s.

Dublin Irish Festival Beer

Celtic Canines – This is a can’t miss for the true dog lover. Interact with and learn more about several dog breeds native to Ireland.

Little girl meets a Celtic Canine at the Dublin Irish Festival

Celtic Sports – Sports like you’ve never seen before! Participate in house darts or watch The Highland Games to learn all about caber toss, boxing and more. For the full schedule of events, click here.

Celtic Sports

Jameson Irish Whiskey Tasting - Irish Whiskey tastings have long been a festival favorite! Tastings take place throughout the weekend, but seating is limited so make sure you purchase your tickets here before they're sold out. 

DIF Irish Whiskey Tasting

Genealogy & Culture - Visit the Genealogy tent at the Festival to find out more about your ancestry. Experts can help to guide your search!

DIF Culture

Experience a bit of the Irish culture with Celtic cooking demonstrations, music workshops, storytelling and more.

Wee Folk Area - There is something for everyone at the Dublin Irish Festival! Bring your wee folk out to enjoy fun Irish contests, live performances, kids highland games and the pot o' gold playland with more than 20 inflatable rides and activities.

DIF Wee Folk Area

Marketplace & the Emerald Isle - Shop the Emerald Isle for Celtic gifts, clothing, accessories and more! Plus, Dublin's favorite Irish imports story will be in attendance - stop by the Ha'penny Bridge booth to shop fine ceramics, pottery, clothing, penny whistles and more.

DIF Marketplace

Helpful Tips

Parking & Shuttles

Park & shuttle from Metro Center with a complimentary shuttle service. Shuttles begin each day one hour before the festival opens and continue until one hour after the festival closes. 

Complimentary general public parking is also available at multiple locations. While there is no shuttle service, these locations are all within comfortable walking distance to the Festival. See below for locations. 

Dublin Schools Administration Building –  7030 Coffman Road
1/2 mile from Festival

Dublin Coffman High School – 6780 Coffman Road
1/4 mile from Festival

5175 Emerald Parkway
1/4 mile from Festival

XPO Logistics – 5165 Emerald Parkway 
1/3 mile from Festival

Coffman Grass Lot – Across from 5165 Emerald Parkway
1/4 mile from Festival

Cardinal Health – 7000 Cardinal Place
3/4 mile from Festival

For more information on parking, including handicap & motorcycle parking, click here

Free Ticket Package - Want to get FREE Festival tickets? Stay at a participating Dublin hotel and receive two FREE tickets for every night you book that weekend! Get more details and see participating hotels here

Festival Map - Click to see a full map of the festival!

Click here for a full list of FAQ’s.