It’s almost that time again…The world’s largest three-day Irish Festival is almost here! We’re looking forward to the Irish atmosphere, festival food and the awesome lineup of bands and performers while spending the weekend with 100,000 of our closest friends. Know before you go with this schedule to plan your days and make traveling a breeze.
What to expect:
Location/Hours: 6780 Coffman Rd | August 2, 3 & 4
Thursday, August 1: Kickoff the weekend with the IGS Energy Dublin Irish Festival 5K and Kids Dash during the Dub Crawl. Merchants and restaurants throughout Downtown Dublin extend their business hours, offer special promotions and provide live entertainment to fill you with Irish spirit. Click HERE for the schedule and 5K ticketing.
Friday, August 2: The festival gates open at 4pm and don’t close until midnight to give you a full 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, The Hooligans and more!
Saturday, August 3: Start the day off at 11 a.m. with the Dublin Harpers 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 see a live demonstration of sheep herding 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 4: End the weekend with a Sunday breakfast and traditional Irish Mass. Then immerse yourself in all things Irish while wondering through authentic workshops, cultural exhibits and a variety of demonstrations while enjoying the sounds of live entertainment. Bring the kids to the Wendy’s Wee Folk Stage for an 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 thing Irish at the Dublin Irish Festival. Tag your photos with #SoDublin and #DublinIrishFest to share your experience.