It’s almost that time again…The world’s largest three-day Irish Festival is back! We’re looking forward to the Irish atmosphere, festival food and the awesome lineup of entertainment while spending the weekend with 100,000 of our closest friends. Here's everything you need to know before you go to the Dublin Irish Festival.
What to expect:
Location/Hours: Coffman Park, 5600 Post Road | August 5, 6 & 7
Thursday, August 4: Kickoff the weekend with the IGS Energy Dublin Irish Festival 5K and Kids Dash. Stay in Downtown Dublin after the race and enjoy live entertainment throughout Historic Dublin and Bridge Park. Don't forget to grab your DORA cup to sip, stroll and stay a while. Click HERE for the schedule and 5K ticketing.
Friday, August 5: The festival gates open at 4 pm and don’t close until midnight to give you an entire evening of Irish fun. Head to the beverage tents for an Irish Whiskey or beer tasting before stopping by one of the seven stages to see Richens-Timm Academy of Irish Dance, storytelling, Gaelic Storm and more!
Saturday, August 6: Start the day off at 11 a.m. with the Capital City Pipes & Drums then stop by the Celtic Canine area to mingle with the Irish pups. Wander through the Marketplace and Emerald Isle with more than 90 vendors to find the perfect gift or cheer on the Highland Games Competition in the Celtic sports area. Don't forget to make a wish to hang on the Wishing Tree located near the front gate!
Sunday, August 7: End the weekend with a traditional Irish Mass on Sunday morning. Then immerse yourself in all things Irish while wondering through authentic workshops, cultural exhibits and a variety of demonstrations while enjoying the live entertainment. Bring the kids to the Wendy’s Wee Folk Stage for the reddest hair, most freckles or greenest eyes contest or check out the completed sand sculpture on your way to the Celtic Rock tent. Bring a canned food item before 11 a.m. for FREE admission.
It’s like Ireland, but smaller! Join the city with Irish Attitude to celebrate all things Irish at the Dublin Irish Festival. Tag your photos with #SoDublin and #DublinIrishFest to share your experience.